Nature Notes from Argyll
(and occasionally other places)
Tue 20 Mar 2012 A boat trip run by Sealife Adventures for Seil Natural History Group.
The water was very rough and we were not able to land on the Garvellachs as intended but we saw plenty of interest and were kept supplied with tea and biscuits. Some of the photos are very poor owing to both boat and subject moving but they represent the reality of wildlife watching which doesn't always involve close-up views.
The scenery was stunning as always. You see the wild side
of the land from the sea.
Shelduck in Seil Sound
Great Northern Diver
Shags with Cormorant and Great Black-backed Gull
Gulls on small island off Jura
We saw many Black Guillemots but I could not get a good picture as
conditions were too rough.
Red Deer hind grazing on hilltop
Sea Eagle with pink wing-tag. There were two others flying around that
eventually came to rest beside this one.
Common Seal keeping its toes dry
Shags: adult with breeding crest, and first winter bird
Iceland Gull, spotted by Bob Grove
Iceland Gull in flight
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