Just five minutes down the road from the house is the Bird of Prey Trail – Loch Stiapabhat.
(Picture above is taken from the back garden looking down towards the trail)
Loch Stiapabhat is the Outer Hebrides only Local Nature Reserve, located at the Northern tip of Lewis. This area is bustling with birds throughout the year, but is particularly busy during spring and autumn migration when the birds on the reserve change daily as they stop to rest, feed and then move on. This activity attracts regular visits from hunting peregrine, white-tailed eagle, merlin and hen harrier in addition to the resident buzzards.