White – Winged Gulls Galore

February 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm

This week’s photo is of a hunting Kite filmed in Dumfries and Galloway, where I toured last week. We have been on Islay enjoying an abundance of Iceland and Glaucous Gulls. As usual Islay is good for Raptors and we have watched Hen Harriers, Merlin, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine and Golden Eagle. Good numbers of Chough have been seen but only one Snow Bunting has been found. Like back home there are only a few Redwing and Fieldfares this Winter.

One Otter has been seen even though we have not made any special effort to look for them as the tides have not been favourable.