Photographic society is away with the birds

Alba Photographic Society visit the Isle of May
Alba Photographic Society visit the Isle of May

ALBA Photographic Society ventured into bird territory with a trip to the Isle of May, a national nature reserve located approximately five miles off the Scottish coastline in the Firth of Forth.

Former members and friends of the society gathered at Anstruther harbour for the afternoon boat trip aboard the May Princess to the isle.

Once disembarked from the boat members were subject to an onslaught of attacks from nearby nesting Arctic terns determined to protect their habitat from intruders.

Braving the attacks, members then dispersed and explored the one mile long island in the hope of capturing some stunning wildlife photographs.

However, plans to photograph the lighthouse on the island had to be abandoned due to more danger from the sky, this time in the guise of divebombing seagulls.

All members were delighted in reporting that many successful photographs had been captured by the end of the day.

The society meet on Wednesdays from 7.30-9.45pm, September - April, in Netherton Community Centre and resumes for the new session on Wednesday, September 7.

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Full story in June 30 edition of Times & Speaker