17 Oct 2015

17 Oct 15 - Early Morning On Harris

It was a pre-dawn alarm call, so that I could get some breakfast, a cuppa & a little bit of Birding before heading off to catch the Calmac ferry to Berneray. I had a quick look at the estuary at Seilebost, but the tide was higher & there were few Waders. Then a slow drive to Leverburgh with stops en route. The highlight was a White-tailed Sea-eagle that flew over, but too far for a photo. The light wasn't great, but there was no wind which would make it a brilliant crossing to Berneray.
Golden Plover: In the early morning gloom. Still it's a photo tick for the Blog
Lapwing: The Lapwings were less timid
The estuary at Seilebost: This stunning scenery would be a great place for landscape painters
The bay at Northton
Reflections at Northton
Well worth getting going early for this scenery
More reflections at Northton 
Tufted Duck: Male. The light hadn't improved by the time I reached Leverburgh
The Calmac ferry arrived on time: Some Seabirds to come in the next Post