Filming is going well

May 20, 2008 at 1:49 pm


Another superb weeks weather on Islay with warm conditions early in the week then turning cooler with a freshening southerly wind.

Some good encounters with Corncrake during the week with plenty of good video and photos. With the vegetation now increasing rapidly finding a good view of a Corncrake is now getting much harder and I have decided to leave them alone as too much time is involved. Cuckoos are everywhere and I have had one good session which produced a good minute of video

I am filming the Peregrines but their four eggs have still not hatched. The next few days will be crucial as to whether we carry on filming

Male Hen Harriers are now encountered all over the island and we had a brilliant display flight put on by one male, high over his breeding site. It is a very late season with some females only just starting to incubate their eggs.

The highlight of the week was filming an immaculate Wood Sandpiper in perfect conditions and only fifteen feet away. It is only the second one I have seen with the last being 1972!