Tuesday, 4 November 2014

A Red Admiral Butterfly on 4/11/2014!

I found this Red Admiral and another, a Wasp and some Hoverflies at Mains of Dun in a sunny spot sheltered from the cool northerly wind feeding on Ivy nectar. In the same area sitting on the fence, a Reed Bunting and a Wren.





Monday, 3 November 2014

Kinnordy - A Bittern photo at last

The Kinnordy Bittern eventually obliged today in front of the Gullery Hide at Kinnordy and spent a limited amount of time in the open, although not very close to the hide. Also seen in the same 30 minute period, a Hen Harrier female, a Sparrowhawk and around 10 Bearded Tits. Elsewhere on the loch were, Gadwall, Shoveler Drakes, Tufted Ducks, Goldeneye, Teal and a Goosander male. Along the paths Bullfinches and a Treecreeper as well as the usual small birds.

Some video in HD here; http://www.youtube.com/user/eckshepherd/videos


Bittern, distant but I don't care!


Gadwall


Whooper Swans displaying

Sunset at West Links, Arbroath (couldn't make out the rings on the gulls!)