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Skye in May, mainly birds & other aerial phenomena!

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davem
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Skye in May, mainly birds & other aerial phenomena!

Post by davem » Thu Jun 06, 2024 12:44 pm

Our now annual early May holiday on Skye provided some great photo opportunities with some stunning birds.

The pair of Great Northern Divers caused dinner to be delayed one evening while I grabbed a rather rare chance to get 2 summer plumaged and calling adults in the same viewfinder at the same time on Skye).

We were for once in the 'right' place and struck lucky with the Aurora although having to look south for the Northern Lights was rather strange - it was the first time we'd ever seen them though - if only it had got darker earlier!!

The Corncrake was a final day surprise as it ran out of the road in front of us and proceeded to call from someone's front "lawn" for 10 minutes before skulking back off into a ditch :O :O

ImageSkye (Greenland) Wheatear 1 by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye (Greenland) Wheatear 2 by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye Hoodie by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye Jetty GBBGs by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye WTE by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye Skylark1 by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye Skylark2 by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye Pinks by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye Guillemot by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye RTD1 by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye RTD2 by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye RTD3 by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye GDN1 by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye GND2 by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye GND3 by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye GND4 by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye Aurora1 by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye Aurora2 by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye Aurora3 by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye Aurora4 by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye Aurora5 by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

ImageSkye CC2 by Dave Morgan, on Flickr

Sorry it's a bit pic heavy but that was a brief selection!
Dave

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Re: Skye in May, mainly birds & other aerial phenomena!

Post by MADWOP » Thu Jun 06, 2024 7:29 pm

Fabulous photographs, well worth the trip I'd say.
There's a great piece on Red Throated Divers on Springwatch (one of this weeks episodes I think, sorry can't remember which one)
worth a view on iplayer.
Thanks for posting.

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Re: Skye in May, mainly birds & other aerial phenomena!

Post by H.A.Bucken » Fri Jun 07, 2024 9:24 am

Right place, right time indeed, stunning set.
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Re: Skye in May, mainly birds & other aerial phenomena!

Post by hedgerowops » Sun Jun 09, 2024 11:56 am

I've enjoyed looking at them very nice.
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Re: Skye in May, mainly birds & other aerial phenomena!

Post by 3Greens » Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:29 am

Great captures Dave :thumbs: really enjoyed looking through these.
Must get across to the 'isles' - furthest for us this year so far has been Hadrian's Wall :lol:

Thanks for posting
3Greens :thumb:

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Re: Skye in May, mainly birds & other aerial phenomena!

Post by Pune » Mon Jun 17, 2024 5:34 pm

Great images, Thanks for sharing, we spent many a happy holiday on Skye over the years, we pass through now every year on our way to The Outer Hebrides.
If you can keep your head whilst all around are losing theirs, you have probably completely misread the situation!!

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