Hen Harrier Magic

June 14, 2015 at 8:43 pm

Hen Harrier
While people flock to Mull to see its Eagles how long will it be before the Hen harriers of Islay attract hordes of birdwatchers? Their plight in England is now quite desperate with illegal persecution rife on our grouse moors. On Islay that has never been a problem and where else can you go in Britain and see seven hunting male Hen Harriers in a single morning? Five different pairs were observed in a single day without ever stepping out of the car.

Harrier tourism looks ready to take off on Islay in the near future. This weeks gallery shows some of the photos I have taken under licence during this last weeks fabulous weather. Next week I intend to show in the gallery other wildlife and views taken on Islay over the last three weeks or should I say mainly during the last week! Click here