Thursday, 10 May 2018

Glenesk, Lochlee and Glen Lee

In search of the until now elusive Ring Ouzel and a bonus Osprey. Also seen early in the morning (0630) three Woodcock.

All photos taken with my D7200 and Tamron 150-600 and despite the dull and windy day I think I got some good results, almost all at distance. The main difference I believe is that I could hold the camera steady, or steadier than when using the heavy 300mm prime. Must do some weight training!

Ring Ouzel, at last. I've looked twice at Lochlee and once in Glen Lethnot before finding any. Between the start of the loch and Glen Lee I counted nine Ring Ouzels. At the Lethnot site it looked like the grass they favour for foraging had been out competed by heather which might be why there weren't any there

I've seen an Osprey before at Lochlee but this time it appeared to be hunting over the moorland and had spooked and was being chased by a Lapwing

The Falls of Unich (ouch)

One of the pair of Grey Wagtails I think I photographed last year and seen again in exactly the same place on the South Esk

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