Intrepid adventures from the uninhabited Treshnish Isles on the west coast of Scotland.
The results of the 2018 seabird census on the Treshnish Isles (western Scotland) for storm petrels and Manx shearwaters. Close-up encounters with dolphins, puffins, eagles and otters. Tales of wild camping on these uninhabited islands, including outdoor toilets exposed to the elements (and moored ships), living in a bothy and watching hundreds storm petrels on a moonlit boulder beach (among other stories). The mysterious art of ‘furtling’ (catching seabirds in order to ring them using a long pole, a blunt hook and many, many failed attempts). The important conservation role for seabirds (particularly puffins and shags) that the Treshnish Isles play, particularly as seabirds face a number of threats around our coasts.
Images from a wildlife photographer whose work has been featured in BBC Wildlife Magazine and Birdwatching Magazine.
Date(s) - 16/08/2019
9:30 am - 9:50 am
Osprey Lecture Theatre