After the eagles it was up a track to moorland to see if we could find adders - that was Tony's goal for the day. And Brian did manage to find him one, although as it sped away I guess really he got half an otter. This location was also very good for flowers and butterflies: here is some wild thyme and sundew.
Back to lochsides to see a colony of common seals, (no photos taken) and to search again for otters - and yes, a beautiful chestnut colours otter was found, dozing and we had quite a good view in the scope before he or she moved and took to the water where it was lost. On the way back, a buzzard allowed us to get quite a close photo.
Our last two days were spent on Iona, with very good weather, especially on the Friday. We heard a few corncrakes but like most other people, did not manage to see them. Instead, here are some beach photos, a thrush (song thrush I suspect), Jenny (sorry about the bottom), corncrake habitat and Soay cross sheep and an eider duck