Saturday, 4 July 2015

Before the rain

A couple of photos taken on Friday just before dusk, I should have known better than try to photograph Swifts after low cloud came in.


Swift, too swift for the light tonight

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Wee birds mostly from Ferryden, Montrose

Nearly all in the same patch of scrub near the start of the track to Scurdie Ness Lighthouse. The light had gone but steadying the camera on a fence post helped get some photos of small birds in shady places. I've been to a few of them in my time.

Corn Bunting at Seafield, photo from the car

Dunnock, Ferryden

Female Linnet, Ferryden

Male Linnet

Rock Pipit, Ferryden. Meadow Pipits and Rock Pipits both seen on the track.

Sedge Warbler

Sedge Warbler

Whitethroat male

Yellowhammer male

Catch up after a bit of wandering near and far (for me)

Not a Goshawk as I thought, maybe hoped but a Sparrowhawk. Heard in woodland then seen hunting along a hillside in north Perthshire on a very hot and humid day while I was looking for a Whinchat which I did get eventually when I saw one while driving near Calvine!

Sparrowhawk (not butch enough for Goshawk, wings too rounded)

Little Gull, 1st summer, at the mouth of the Barry Burn, Carnoustie

Little Gull

Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover

Whinchat, near Calvine photographed from my car on the old A9

Sandwich Tern, Carnoustie

Sedge Warbler, Murton

Siskin in Perthshire

Wheatear, Perthshire

Small Heath Butterfly, Perthshire

Yellow Shell Moth, Murton

Sunday, 28 June 2015

More new life and ongoing nesting

More signs of successful breeding and ongoing attempts, shame only one Buzzard chick but given the pair's nest site had been destroyed by quarrying they've done well to have one well grown chick at their new site.

Buzzard chick

House Martin, the first time in 30 years they've nested on my neighbour's house in full view from my window.

House Martin

Goldfinch, Craigmill Den

Linnet male, backlit unfortunately

Tree Sparrow at home, if we provide the boxes they'll use them.

Willow Warbler fledgling in Craigmill.

Shelducks at Easthaven

Can you see a Nightjar in this one.........I wish