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Disathairne, 13/Feb/2010

Bird of Prey Eye's View

The two BBC videos I'm going to blog about today are not Islay videos, not even Jura, Colonsay or Gigha, the other islands I occasionally write about in this blog. However, I found the videos absolutely fascinating and after all there are Golden Eagles as well as Peregrine Falcons on Islay (not sure about Goshawks) and I thought many of you might find them interesting as well. To start with let's go for a flight with Tilly, a Golden Eagle:


The sequences with Tilly the Golden Eagle were filmed in the Loch Goil area in Argyll, not too far from Islay and possibly familiar to quite a few of you. On to the next video:

I still remember seeing the aerial acrobatics of a disagreement between a Buzzard and a Peregrine at Kilchoman two years ago. The speed and manoeuvrability was amazing, something demonstrated in this clip:


I hope you've enjoyed the videos and they taught you a bit about at least two of the birds of prey on Islay and Jura (there don't seem to be many sightings of Goshawks on Islay). May be helps to appreciate them more when you next spot one of them on Islay or Jura?

(Found via a slightly unexpected source, a German blog normally writing about politics and the internet: Vogelperspektive)

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