Cycling the Hebrides – Barra to Lewis. Amazing scenery and weather, we heard the elusive Corn Crake at Balranald RSPB reserve in North Uist, we spotted a Corn Bunting and were bombed by Artic Terns as we walked along the flower meadows of the Machair.
Walking and Wildlife Adventures has been welcomed as a member of the Dark Skies Discovery project. Having been awards ‘Milky Way’ status for our star spotting skies you can see the Milky Way from the office grounds on a clear night.
Cory Jones, Director at Walking and Wildlife said ‘There are no street lights within about 10 miles of us, so we get fantastic star scapes. Becoming a registered Dark Skies area not only gives us the opportunity to tell people about the amazing stars you can see from around Melvaig and Gairloch, but will help us to develop tourism for the wider area.
To find out more about the Dark Skies project and where we are visit the Dark Skies map.
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Great views of Minke Whale in Gairloch Bay last night – checkout how far back the fin is!
Whale watching in Gairloch. See Minke Whales in Scotland
May 10th saw good weather and just a couple of snow patches to negotiate on a traverse of Liathach in Torridon. Cory guided a party along the route with some scrambling.
Good views of Ringed Ouzel on the screes too.
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Setting off on our evening bat walk we heard a male grasshopper warbler singing loudly and then as the birds quietened down we switched on the bat detector.
Passing local ponds we heard first and then spotted a small group of Daubenton’s bats flying around the pool.
A lovely evening.
A great day today sea kayaking around Gairloch bay. 3 young otters came up to our kayak to check us out and grey seals popping up around the kayak to investigate too.
Lots of seabirds – puffin, razorbill, eider, arctic terns and both black-throated and great northern divers.
Also heard a pied flycatcher in the woodlands on shore.
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