Returning birds have started to be seen along the coast this week, starting with a summer plumaged Red-necked Grebe at Lunan Bay which only stayed a day. Then one was reported in Fife the following day.
On Friday Dan Pointon found the first Surf Scoter drake of the season, seen from south of the river. I eventually managed to get the time to try and find the bird, which by then was in front of the public platform in the car park area.
Red-necked Grebe, summer plumage Surf Scoter - far out man Lesser black-backed Gulls LBBG preening
My visiting Vixen, looking thin Dog Fox moved on by Cat Woodpigeons sabotage the Parks Department re-seeded grass area
A 300 metre, distant photo of a Red-necked Grebe found by Graham and Keith this week at Lunan Bay
Common Spotted Hoverfly
Tree Wasp, you can just see the tiny black spot on it's face, not all have that feature
Garden Bumblebee rescued and fed by Olive, it recovered quickly when she gave it a tissue soaked with sugar and water
Common Banded Hoverfly
Small White Butterfly
The beach at West Links, Arbroath which is covered in seaweed up to a metre deep. It might bring in birds to feed in it as it rots, it won't suit the tourists and there will be complaints about the council cleaning it up on Facebook, as if the council reads it!
One of many small (13mm) Common Frogs in and around my pond
This is what conservationists are up against, you've got to question the mentality of someone who creates and displays this. Looks like a tank or field gun left screen, maybe their latest way of killing raptors!