Seal near Ardnave Point, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a Seal in the water, head sticking out
Seal near Ardnave Point, Isle of Islay

Ardnave is one of the best places on Islay to spot/watch seals (other good places include Portnahaven and the south coast past Ardbeg). This one was watching me watching it near Ardnave Point on a nice June afternoon.

Male Hen Harrier on the hunt, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a male Hen Harrier in flight, seen from the side below
Male Hen Harrier on the hunt, Isle of Islay

Always a fascinating sight, a Hen Harrier on Islay. This one I watched at Gruinart on the hunt. It tried to get to some pheasant chicks, but their mother wasn’t having any of it and fought off the Hen Harrier (unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures of that brief fight).