My annual trip to Bernera Bay in Wester Ross was characterised by a lot of dismal, damp “dreich” weather so sightings were few and far between. There were the usual shore/machair birds but nothing of great interest. The most abundant and noisy were the Ringed Plovers which had young hidden somewhere amongst the stones:
Another fairly frequent sighting was a Common Sandpiper which was also noisily warning it’s young:
Ravens were around and about the cliffs and were often seen on the beach:
Pine Martens came into the garden of our farmhouse, lured by offerings of peanuts and cheap strawberry jam:
Siskins came in abundance to the nuts we put out:
and Swallows nested under the verandah:
Other regular sightings were Meadow and Rock Pipits:
as well as the occasional Tree Pipit.
Grey seals were on the rocks and a Sea eagle flew along the shore (no camera handy!)
A pretty slow week but good to get away for a while with the lads.
All photos taken on Olympus E-M5 with 75 to 300mm (except seals)