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!