SNH say no to ridiculous call for eagle control...
So called country lovers question Buzzard abundance in the UK...There is defiantly too much of something in our countryside
I have arrived back on Coll for around a fortnight to photograph / time lapse the dark skies. The island was designated a dark sky community in December 2014 and my videography will be used to promote the isle for astro-tourism.
After a drive through the night with stars showing all the way up (and a stunning red fox!) I was hoping it would continue into the next night and I wasn't disappointed as the skies were clear from dusk til dawn and I managed to shoot a time lapse in three locations around Arinagour village. A great start to my second spell on Coll which took a bit of the pressure off for the remainder of my time but I still had plenty of sites to cover along with old sites to improve on.
|dark sky community village...|
After a two day spell of strong winds and wet spells the havens opened for a short spell on Saturday night and with forecast of a CME hurtling towards earth there was a chance of aurora. After taking some long exposures to the north I managed to pick of faint green before the cloud rolled in solid. As we were walking back to the house we looked behind and with the cloud clearing we noticed a pale glow at a good height of about 45 degrees in the sky which I knew straight away was the lights! It weakened off only a minute later and the cloud interfered for the rest of the night. It was nice to see it briefly any way and fingers crossed for a display in the week to come.
|26 Snow Geese taking off...|
|In flight...beautiful birds|
|Barnies in flight...|
|Barnies with that classic coll terrain|
|some spectrum that!|