Wader Delights

June 16, 2024 at 6:10 pm

Everybody wishes for good weather when you are away on holiday but sadly we have no control over what comes our way. On Islay ,for the last two weeks, we have had Northerly winds and a maximum temperature of only 15 degrees. What might appear to be bad news turned into a bonus as it delayed the migration north of up to a hundred Bar Tailed Godwits. These Arctic breeding birds provided me with the only flight shots I have ever taken of these waders before they finally headed north. Islay’s breeding Dunlin, Curlew, Snipe and Redshank also made good subjects for the camera!