Harrier Magic

June 22, 2019 at 6:19 pm









One of the attractions of Islay in early summer is the good numbers of breeding Hen Harriers. Wherever you go around the island you might expect to encounter the immaculate hunting males, even on the Golf Course! All the females are on nest duties so if any of those are seen they are probably failed birds.
This weeks Gallery is the result of three weeks working a male who had two females. One was a full adult with yellow eyes with the other a three years old bird who was moulting some primary feathers. Enjoy the photos which were taken in-between some appalling weather! Click here