Saturday, 23 June 2012


Wednesday I'd planned a trip to Lunga. As I headed out into the sunshine an Otter was fishing offshore. Once on board the boat for Lunga we left the pier and headed straight for four Bottle-nosed Dolphin - awesome.
A Great Skua flew over the boat as we headed for open water. A few Manx Shearwater, a RT Diver and the usual auks. Two Arctic Skuas put on a good display when we arrived at Lunga.
A quick round up of the photos. Plenty of Rock Pipits to be seen.
The Twite were obliging.
Wrens were as bold as brass.
Northern Wheatears were out in force with plenty of young birds around too.
The auks are not difficult to photograph so I started with the Common Guillemots. A few had small young while others were sitting on eggs.
The bridled form of Guillemot are easy to find and quite striking up close.
Shags are nesting in any space big enough for them. I just love the eye colour on these birds.
The razorbills are equally striking no matter which angle you look at them from.
There were plenty of Puffins bringing Sand Eels in and plenty posing for the usual portrait shots but it was nice to get the odd shot of a bird showing off in charismatic style.
The Grey Seals were hauled out on the rocks as we left the island.
We were treated to more stunning views of the dolphins as we got back to port - a cracking day out.


Adelai said...

Incredible close ups of all those beaks and eyes! They look so surreal. Brilliant

Brian R said...

Great set of images Bryan.

Bryan Rains said...

Thanks, Gill. It's nice to do something different.

Cheers, Brian.