I should be doing a blog on Cornwall that is from over a month ago, that's a first and a real shame, however, I have just finished mocks and an exam so have no excuses to stop posting!
Like the Derbyshire post I'll pick out the key species and experiences of the holiday. So to kick off, the journey... all 9 hours of it up to Oban, from 6 in the evening till 3 in the morning, it was nothing short of epic. The trouble was that I had to stay awake through the whole journey in case Dad had fallen asleep, not the most pleasing moments. After having realised that I had to be awake by 6 the following morning, I was shattered!
Anyway, the ferry as usual was fantastic way to begin the holiday of dreams. The view just from Oban was something to behold.
|one of 7 Black Guillemots AKA "Tysties" that were frequenting Oban harbour|
|Just a few of the bountiful amounts of Arctic Terns|
|One of a pair of Great Northern Divers that were calling on their way up to their breeding grounds|
|In the same minute of seeing the Divers, this quartet of Whimbrel escorted us up the sound of Mull.|
|A rather late quintet(!) of Common Scoters in open ocean with 3 Females and 2 Males. Males being the darker ones at the front and back of the group.|