Friday, 17 October 2014
I usually drive by Buckie Den but saw some Linnets in a tree and stopped to have a look and found a Redstart, Stonechat, Tree Sparrows and even two Barnacle Geese in a nearby field. Everything wanted their photo taken with the Stonechat, and as well as those below a Chaffinch and Dunnock also appeared on the fence.
Redstart at Buckie Den
Stonechat at Buckie Den
Barnacle Goose near Buckie Den
Stonechat and Redstart
Blackcap male at Usan
Stonechat and Tree Sparrow
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
No photo of the elusive Bitterns although I did see two separate birds and later a second sighting of one of them at Kinnordy so this one of Canada Geese flying by will have to do, for now.
Monday, 13 October 2014
An ADBC trip to Fife proved fruitful over the weekend but a return on Monday was not so when the weather was cool, sometimes wet, and windy. We were looking for a Barred Warbler seen at Kilminning but didn't expect one to turn up in the ringers net while we were there. The Spoonbill photographed out on the mud at Guardbridge was a bonus.
Barred Warbler about to be ringed at Fife Ness
Gannet, one of at least 400 flying north at Fife Ness on Monday
Little Grebe from the bridge at Guardbridge
Magpie, taken through the fence mesh at Crail Airfield
Spoonbill, dropped in for two minutes on Sunday at Guardbridge
Willow Warbler in ringers hand where it looks very different from usual views