I've been uploading some pics to flickr
A while back I did some volunteering on Handa Island, a uninhabited island off the NW coast, it's run as a bird reserve with a seasonal warden in the summer
The volunteers helped with bird monitoring and helping the visitors on to the island. It has no electricity, no roads, just loads of birds and heaps of good memories... These are all scans from slides so sorry for squintness and bits of cat hair and dust!
Willie the boatman
Me (!) taking the jetty to the boat (and Steven the boatman)
Aren't your toes itching to go for a paddle?
The Great Stack. Overflowing with fulmars, gulliemots, razorbills and puffins
Some big cliffs
Some even bigger cliffs
Skua chick hatching
I was out with the warden checking on the chicks and found this egg hatching! The parents were going daft, we had to wear hard hats and have a bamboo cane stuffed down the back of our jackets as skuas will try to attack the highest point (which would otherwise be your head!
And a skua in action at sunset
My other island photos aren't quite so birdy, more to come...