A TALE OF TWO ISLANDS

The talk compares the natural history and landscape of two islands renowned for their ornithological splendour. The islands of Lesvos in the Adriatic offers a spring time opportunity to photograph bird as they rest on their northward migration. The spring also sees an array of flowers and this coupled with the fact that the island has avoided the onset of commercialisation gives it a unique feel. The island of Islay in the Inner Hebrides has long been one of Britains most famous locations to photograph birds. The birds nest on unspoilt beaches and over open moorland. The rugged coast and seashore also offer an exciting location to capture the unspoilt parts of the British coast. This coupled with the profusion of other natural history subjects and the unspoilt village's offers a wonderful comparison between two truly unspoilt locations.