A collection of pictures taken during our travels around the Arbroath area and further. Most photos are of birds, some wildlife and a few views, and
are crops at 1200 pixels, click on the photos to view in a slideshow. More links in the blue bar immediately below, right click and new tab.
I've had to format the SD card in my D7200, it was getting slower and less reliable, and on the card I had around 200 protected photos. Rather than just deleting them I thought I'd post some of them here, which means they'll stay around in the ether, and give any readers a small challenge in identifying the birds and others in the photos. There's no prize, no pat on the back and if you don't know what something is, then look it up. I spent years trolling the Collins before I felt confident, and some of it stuck!
The photos are in numerical order as named by the camera and all but four are from Angus.
Best of luck!
A ritual and yearly Scone Palace visit today and I did see two Hawfinches but didn't even manage to lift the camera to them, they were high in a tree and into the sun. A familiar story that and makes the visit a few years ago when I didn't have a camera with me more annoying, there were around six on the ground feeding then, and close!
I did photograph the Peacocks at Scone, making up for the one in Glenesk last week that I missed in a roadside field. Lastly, another Magpie shot which may make me go back to Forfar Loch and set up for a proper photo session. (probably not, I prefer wandering).
Today I had great plans, then while checking a broken garden fence I was attacked by a twig which slid between my eye and eye-lid, man it was sore. That should have sent me back into the house but I persevered and went to Keptie Pond, it's near the Minor Injuries, and found all of the interesting birds had gone due to tree fellers on the island. I imagine it will be a real hatchet job instead of pruning to suit the wildlife, no doubt it will be like a bad haircut, but will need more than a fortnight to improve.
Chris Packham CBE, Mark Avery and Dr Ruth Tingay announce Wild Justice to fight for justice for wildlife. Click through on the links below, maybe even donate!