Distant male Hen Harrier on the Oa, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a male Hen Harrier in flight over a rocky top of a hill
Distant male Hen Harrier on the Oa, Isle of Islay

Unfortunately I didn’t have my big telephoto lens to hand when we spotted this male Hen Harrier hunting on the Oa in the south east of Islay. Still, we got some great views of it and even at this distance it was a beautiful sight.

Walkers crossing a burn on the Oa, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a group of walkers crossing a burn (stream) in a small glen (valley)
Walkers crossing a burn on the Oa, Isle of Islay

I don’t know its name (nothing is mentioned on my OS map) but this is a burn flowing through a small glen in the far south of Islay, close to the most southerly point on Islay. We had to cross it during our walk on the Oa during the Islay walking week 2019.