NM3045 : Cairn na Burgh Beg - Birds taking flight

taken 2 years ago, 4 km from Haunn, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Cairn na Burgh Beg - Birds taking flight
Cairn na Burgh Beg - Birds taking flight
There were a host of seabirds on the outlying ledges on the northwestern tip of Cairn na Burgh Beg. As our boat went past many of them took to the air. Most of the birds seen here are shags (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), but there is also a seagull (Great Black Backed I think) amongst them.
Note: Beg in Gaelic is Beag and means "small" (the opposite being Mor, Mr or More)
Cairn na Burgh More (Mr) & Beg (Beag) :: NM3044

The two Cairn na Burgh islands along with their associated rocks and skerries are the northeasternmost islands of the Treshnish archipelago which guard the entrance to Loch Tuath on the western side of the Isle of Mull.
Cairn na Burgh More (Mr) has an area of c.3⅓ acres (1.36ha) with a highest elevation of 35m.
Cairn na Burgh Beg (Beag) has an area of c.3 acres (1.2 ha) with a high point of 22m
Neither island is populated these days.
Links (Canmore):
Castle (Mr) LinkExternal link
Castle (Beag) LinkExternal link
Treshmish Islands LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Monday, 2 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 8 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Islands 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bird 
Place (from Tags)
Treshnish Islands 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 307 450 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:31.2303N 6:22.7661W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 307 451
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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