This is the small crofting township of Achosnich, seen on a recent October day of sunshine, sudden, sharp showers, and rainbows. The picture was taken from the road outside the Sonachan Hotel, right by the Community Garden.
This sparrowhawk was perched on the power lines which serve Achosnich. Many thanks to the Raptor for the identification, on the basis of his "yellow eyes, very yellow legs and barred tail".
If the sparrowhawk looks less than happy, it's because he was being mobbed by an unruly pack of small birds who were ruining his chances of catching anything.
On the subject of our local raptors, this pair of birds were seen recently wheeling over Ormsaigbeg. The one on the upper right has the pinion feathers of a raptor. The picture isn't very clear as the birds were smallish and flying high. Is anyone willing to hazard an identification?