I have managed to graduate, been to Scotland for a while working and various other bits!
For now here's some photos from a 2 day trip to Islay, highlights being 6 singing Corncrake, plenty of Chough, hundreds of Marsh Fritillaries, 4 Narrow Bordered Bee Hawk Moths, awesome views of Golden Eagle and lots more!
Adult Whooper Swan
Juv Stonechat, everywhere and doing well breeding wise it seems!
Marsh Fritillary, thanks to a tip off from Becky and Lorna from the Islay Natural History Trust and if your ever on the island go to the Museum! Check out the blog here http://islaynaturalhistory.blogspot.co.uk/
Early Northern Marsh Orchid I think
Narrow Bordered Bee Hawk Moth
Will update the blog as and when I find time to sort through masses of photos!