Saturday, 22 November 2014

The last Waxwing photos this year, maybe!

Two more photos of the Waxwings at Lower Craigo Street, Montrose.

click here for Video

DSLR photo from 90 degrees to the sun.

Canon SX50 front lit by good sunlight,the left one moved its head!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Tentsmuir Beach

A long walk at Tentsmuir where we found six Grey Plovers, 9 Bar-tailed Godwits, many waders and ducks and a fly over by 5 Pale-bellied Brent Geese tracked across the Tay to Broughty Ferry. The Goldcrest was at head level in a pine by the path.

 Two short videos on my YouTube channel,        Grey Plover       Long-tailed Tits

Grey Plover still showing a black(ish) belly

4 of the 5 Grey Plover in this group


Goldcrest calling

Monday, 17 November 2014

Desert Wheatear, Montrose 17/11/2014

On a very dull, windy and rainy day on the shore of the South Esk near Glaxo in Montrose I was surprised but delighted to see that the Desert Wheatear seen on Sunday was still around on the narrow strip of beach between the high tide and dunes. A North African bird, this one has clearly strayed or has been blown very far from home. This is only the second recording of a Desert Wheatear in Angus, the last in 1887 was shot at Arbroath Cliffs in 1887!!

YouTube links      Desert Wheatear        Preening in the rain

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Waxwings, Kingfisher, Stonechat and Waders

My first Waxwings this winter and a surprise Kingfisher on the old breakwater pillars at Inchcape Park Arbroath. I could have got some good photos if there had been any light at all, the only glimmer of sun was on the Waxwings briefly.

Waxwing atop a church spire in Montrose

Waxwings near three trees laden with berries

Kingfisher at Arbroath Harbour

One of three Stonechats at Easthaven

Bar-tailed Godwit and Oystercatcher at Westhaven

Rock Pipit, Carnoustie

Sanderlings at Easthaven, 26 seen in total

Pink-footed Geese coming in at sunset, Montrose Basin