Trip reports

Skye

Skye

Thursday, 8 May 2008

After crossing the Skye bridge our first stop was at Lower Breakish where Skylarks and Meadow Pipits were singing, Wheatears were perched on the walls, and a Twite was well seen as it called from the top of a bush. On the calm sea were several Great Northern Divers, two Red-throated Divers and a distant Great Skua. Waders on the shoreline included Common Sandpiper and Curlew. The group also enjoyed excellent views of a fishing Otter which twice came onto the shore to consume its catch.
Further along the coast we stopped at Harrapool where we saw two Whimbrels and Ringed Plovers.
A leisurely lunch was taken overlooking the sea at Ord with the Black Cuillin in the background. More Divers were seen, including two Black-throated and a pair of Goosanders were on the river.
To round off an excellent day a short walk was taken in Kinloch Woods where several species of woodland birds were seen including Willow Warbler, Redpoll and Siskin.