However (and, as in the last post, the images are unedited) we were reasonably pleased with the outcome.
On North Uist, we saw hundreds of land- and water-based oyster catchers.
On Berneray arctic terns were settling on the cultivated crofts.
There were plenty of lapwings, too.
But the stars of the show on Berneray were probably the harbour seals:
On our campsite on the south coast of South Uist bees were active in the sunshine.
On our final walking day we explored an estuary on the east coast of South Uist and were very taken with these Aylesbury ducks:
The above shot was taken from the same spot as this next one, at the opposite end of the lens' range (you can just pick the ducks out, lower centre):
But the overall star of the show (photographically at least) had to be this red deer stag, antlers still in June velvet. He seemed to want to say something to me ('Nice camera' ?)