Birdsong Drawings from Isle of Eigg

Drawn start of May on the Isle of Eigg, which lies off the west coast of Scotland, part of the Inner Hebrides. The only industrial sounds present on the island are from the tiny amount of vehicles in use on the single road, which is only 5 miles long. Provides an amazingly open backdrop of silence against which a really wide variety of birds are almost constantly singing.

Below is a list of birds we definitely saw (there are over a hundred species on the island altogether)

Chaffinch

Blackbird

Thrush

Swallow

Swift

Eider Duck

Cormorant

Crow

Wagtail

?? (Black wing/white body. Auk? had synthesized/sine wave call)

Geese (grey/brown, red bill)

Seagulls

Hens

Oyster Catcher

Spoonbill

Robin

Sparrow

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