"A glorious little gem"
As Shags, Kittiwakes, Fulmars, Guillemots and Razorbills all breed nearby they are constantly on the move. It is a superb spot for watching Gannets which feed close inshore. Good movements of Shearwaters occur through the Minch, both Manx and Sooty, as well as Great and Arctic Skuas. Dedicated watchers will no doubt be rewarded with a few ‘firsts’ for Skye. There is also some passerine movement through the area, including Wheatears, Pied Wagtails and Robins. It will be worth checking any area which provides cover, such as the nearby gardens at Waterstein. Glendale and Milovaig have also hosted a number of Skye 'firsts'.
"A book such as this has to look backwards and the author does so succinctly, looking at the work of several of the pioneering naturalists before picking out the publications of JA Harvie-Brown and the Rev. Hugh Macpherson. I know this book fills a real gap in the information available for the Isle of Skye and it will surely sell well at local bookshops."
Andrew Currie Miscellany West Highland Free Press
"A total of 238 species have been recorded, with 14 of those 'red listed' as of high conservation concern ... another innovation has been the inclusion of Gaelic names for some birds. While this is not uncommon in a few other books, the addition of some regional Gaelic names is very unusual and very welcome."
Ray Collier Country Diary 'Up in the Skye' The Guardian
"Illustrated with beautiful photographs of current birdlife on the island, the publication also features sketches by Jean Thomas of The Little Gallery, Portnalong, stimulating the reader's interest further and allowing them to identify species they encounter on Skye."