Saturday, 11 October 2014

Curlew Sandpiper and Pink-footed Geese, Tayock

The Curlew Sandpiper I'm assuming is the same one which I've seen around five times over the last month which is losing its peach coloured neck and growing into "faded" plumage. I haven't checked the book but one of the geese is smaller than the other with fresher looking plumage so I've assumed adult and this years youngster.


Curlew Sandpiper, Tayock


Curlew Sandpiper



Pink-footed Goose (juvenile?)


Pink-footed Goose


Friday, 10 October 2014

Purple Sandpipers returning at Arbroath

Over the last few days Purple Sandpiper numbers have increased 300%, there are now four which are usually found with Turnstones and Redshanks on the beach at Inchcape Park or on the breakwater nearby. Other photos from Lunan Bay and Montreathmont Forest.


Purple Sandpiper


Redshanks


Rock Pipit


Turnstones


Sanderlings at Lunan Bay


Hen Pheasant at Montreathmont


Wren in a very shaded spot at Montreathmont