Sunday, 6 July 2014

Scotland Trip 2014

Here are a few images from my week in the Cairngorms back in May. I haven't properly sorted and edited all the images yet so I will post any additional images when I get around to it.

 Spotted Flycatcher, Abernethy Forest

 Red Squirrel, Lochindorb

 Beaver, Nr. Blairgowrie, Perthshire

 Mountain Hare

 Red Grouse


 Goldeneye, Loch Insh

 Ptarmigan, Cairngorm Mountain

 Yellowhammer, Ythan Estuary, Aberdeen

King Eider, Ythan Estuary, Aberdeen

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Hoopoe, Polgigga, March 2014

Again I haven't posted for ages and thats mainly due to me not actually taking many images over the past few months. I never got around to posting these images of the Hoopoe at Polgigga back in March.
Having just pulled into the large lay-by just out of Polgigga we were surprised to see the Hoopoe picking in the short grass right next to the car. We had pulled in to check for any news of the bird and didn't realise for ages that it was right next to us. It spent a while happily feeding until more people turned up and was eventually pushed off into an adjacent field.
I spent the last week of May in the Cairngorms National Park so will post a few images from then in the next few days.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Iceland Gull - St Ives

Yesterday I managed to catch up with both the Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull that have been at St Ives for the last few days. The Iceland Gull was on Porthgwidden Beach with a mix of Med Gulls and Black-headed Gulls. It was showing really well on the shore occasionally flying onto the sea when flushed by dog walkers. 

Glaucous Gull also present on the beach behind the lifeboat station but the light was fading by this time

Friday, 24 January 2014

Isles of Scilly - Oct 2013

A few months late but Ive finally managed to blog some images from the Scillies trip in October. Some pretty nice birds, especially the Whites Thrush that I missed! Paul has written a pretty comprehensive trip report which you can read here.

 Common Dolphin record shot from the Scillonian

Spotted Crake, St Marys

 Subalpine Warbler, St Marys

 Pallas's Warbler, St Agnes

 Red-backed Shrike, St Marys

 American Robin, Tresco

Subalpine Warbler, St Marys

Rose-coloured Starling, St Marys

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Grey Phalarope, Falmouth

I still haven't managed to sort my Scilly images from back in October for the blog so below are some images from Castle beach from the beginning of the month. Hope everyone had a good christmas and new year! 

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Isle of Mull 2013 - Part 2

Below are the final set of images from Scotland. 

White-tailed Eagle record shot, Loch Na Keal

Swallow on abandoned boat pictured in the last post

Rabbit at Loch Na Keal

Rock Pipit at Loch Na Keal

Eider off Craignure

Yellowhammer at Loch Buie

Otter at Loch Scridain

Herring Gull at Loch Scridain

Distant record shot of Golden Eagle

Corncrake on Iona running for cover

Distant record shot of White-tailed Eagle nest

View at Loch Buie

Salen Old Pier


Underwater shot of Moon Jellyfish at Loch Na Keal

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Isle of Mull 2013 - Part 1

Here are the images from my week on the Isle of Mull back in May. I have split the images into two posts so I have scheduled the 2nd part to be posted on the weekend as I will be on the scillies and may not have internet.

Abandoned boat on shore of Loch Beg

View over Loch Beg towards Ben More

 Redshank near Fionnphort

Otter in Loch Scridain

Oystercatcher at Loch Na Keal

Hooded Crow at Craignure 

Hare at Loch Na Keal

Meadow Pipit near Craignure

Meadow Pipit near Craignure

Fallow Deer near Loch Buie

Great Northern Diver in Loch Scridain

Cuckoo near Loch Buie