Scotland is one of my favourite destinations where I have been many times. This was, however, the first time on the delightful islands of Islay and Jura. We saw nothing new but it was good to see Arctic skua, red throated diver, red breasted merganser and particularly chough, the latter being our only sighting on the British mainland. We also managed a trip to the small island of Colonsay.
Arctic skua heron red throated diver
blackbird herring gull reed bunting
black headed gull hooded crow ringed plover
blue tit house martin robin
buzzard house sparrow rock pipit
Canada goose jackdaw rook
chaffinch kestrel shelduck
chough lapwing siskin
collared dove lesser black backed gull songthrush
common gull linnet starling
cormorant mallard stonechat
crow Manx shearwater swallow
curlew meadow pipit swan
dunlin oystercatcher turnstone
eider pheasant wheatear
fulmar pied wagtail white wagtail
gannet raven willow warbler
guillemot razorbill wood pigeon
hen harrier red breasted merganser wren
    TOTAL: 57
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Page last updated 18.10.02 Click here to see what we saw in Orkney, August 2002.