When you arrive on the island after taking the 10 minute crossing on a RIB from Tarbet,
where they give you a 5 minute talk about the island and of course asking you to keep to the paths so as not to disturb the breeding birds. It's best to make use of the facilities here as there is no where else to go on the island.
I suppose the star of the day for us on the island where the Great Skua, they weren't bothered by people at all, of course we kept to the paths and weren't tempted to stray to get better views or a better photo. I did take loads of Skua photos and it's difficult to pick what to put on the blog, but I will add them all to Flickr in due course, that can be accessed from the link on the menus of this blog site.
Anyway here are a few;
As we walked up from the vistor centre up to the Cliffs (about 1.5km) we flushed a pair of Snipe that were right next to the boardwalk, which was a nice sighting. At the Cliffs there is a small loch where the Skuas go to wash as can be seen above, but then you find the Fulmars,
Of course wheres there's cliffs at this time of year there will be Razorbills,
Once at the far side of the island we came acroos plenty of Skylarks, Meadow Pipits, Wheatear and views!
We stopped for lunch overlooking a bay frequented by Otters, so we were told, but of course not today,
I really loved our time on Handa, the weather was great, the walk was brilliant and the birdlife outstanding.