|Snipe at Balranald - from the car window
|Dunlin on Benbecula from the car window
This gave a false impression of how easy it might be to hear them, however, as on arrival at Balranald, apart from a couple of birds which had paid a brief visit the previous day, the sightings board revealed no calling birds on the reserve at all. Like so many other things this year, the cold weather had appeared to delay their spring migration.
|Golden Plover on Benbecula - also taken from the car window
|Lapwing on Benbecula - another car window photo
|Sanderling on Benbecula - had to get out of the car for these
|Corncrake doing its business on the patio
|Moulting Great Northern Diver, Benbecula
|Short-eared Owl, South Uist
|Another view of the Corncrake in a North Uist garden - heavily cropped to get the washing line out of shot!