I’ve now been to the Outer Hebrides in spring for the last five years. Originally I thought of running a tour for Corncrake photography boosted with the ‘fill in’ commoner waders like Redshank, Snipe, Lapwing, Dunlin and Oystercatcher. On one trip, several years ago, spring had come really early and the Corncrake had finished – what were we to do?Read More
This year, our tours to the Outer Hebrides were timed perfectly – for Short Eared Owls. Perhaps our most attractive owl put in a fabulous showing and some days we saw over 20 (yes twenty!) of these fabulous birds. The highlight was watching a brood of four chicks being fed voles by the parent owls. I will add some client pictures in due course…
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With long summer days and wildlife active Spring is one of the best time to visits the Scottish Highlands – the hard part is knowing what of focus on! As a fervent lover of the high tops I find it hard not to head for the high tops in search of charming Dotterel. Often we come across Mountain Hare in their summer pelts as well as lots of Ptarmigan and the odd Snow Bunting. On our recent Scottish Highland Bird Photography Tours we were blessed with some great sunrises and to witness these in the majesty of the high plateau was something special.
It’s not just mountains that are on our radar. This is one of the best times for shooting owls with Short Eared Owl, Long Eared Owl ad Tawny Owl all conspicuous in recent weeks. The best place to look for owls has been out along the Laggan road where some days we have photographed all three species.
Well I’m off to Shetland for a few days and then onto the Outer Hebrides to hopefully photograph more owls and with luck hope to see some nice light again soon!
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