Wildlife (and not so wild) sightings

Young Shags (or is that Cormorants?) and seals off Ob Breacais

Young Shags (or is that Cormorants?) and seals off Ob Breacais Copyright J Caldwell 2015

On a daily basis we watched herons, geese, redshanks, oystercatchers, other unidentified waders, lots of seals, various ducks, mergansers, tiny bats, terns, gulls, shags, rock doves, robins, willow warblers, finches, tits, blackbirds, swallows, assorted crows, and various LBJs (Little Brown Jobs) – either in the garden, from the garden or on the water. We also came across dolphins/porpoises (too far away to distinguish), an owl and a couple of sightings of the local sea eagle.

Muckle coos guarding the route to Elgol

Muckle coos guarding the route to Elgol Copyright J Caldwell 2015

The all-too-photogenic Muckle Coos hung around on the road to Elgol and also on the way up to the Portree Riding Stables, with young in tow and horns at the ready.

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