In no time at all many birds have bred and are heading to warmer climes. The glens are desolate, the fields quiet but the coast still has some action due to the migration of many birds so that's the place to be.
This Sandwich Tern is heading South. It is one bird which can happily feed as it goes along; many are not so fortunate and have to make a long journey on fat reserves.
As we bid farewell to the Terns we can find solace in the fact that migration is ever present and some birds will soon be heading our way to winter with us.