Saturday, 6 December 2014

Sparrowhawk female with Sparrow

This is the first time I've actually seen the female Sparrowhawk in my garden although Olive has seen it a few times. Today it took a House Sparrow from the Cotoneaster and went to the darkest spot in my garden to eat it so I set the camera up for a flight shot and of course it posed for a few seconds and I missed an opportunity for a good photo.


Thursday, 4 December 2014

Easthaven to Hatton, sun at last, posing some light problems

Grey Plover


Grey Plover

Grey Plover

Grey Plover and two Redshank


Golden Plover, Inchcape, Arbroath


Golden Plover


Dunlin


Dunlin and Sanderling


Sanderling


Kestrel, Easthaven


Kestrel, Hatton


Kestrel



Kestrel

Common Buzzard, Hatton



Buzzard



Carrion Crow



!!!


Boar(ed)


Peacock Butterfly, latest I've seen, ever



Starling


Stonechat













Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Wrong camera today

A visit to one of the Angus Glens and for some reason I didn't take my DSLR which is the best option for birds in flight, even at distance it beats the Canon SX50.


Red Kite, wrong shutter speed!


Included as it's tagged


I'm thinking this is one of a brood I saw in summer


Same Buzzard taken near dusk


The right-hand Whooper wouldn't oblige and show me it's leg rings




Monday, 1 December 2014

Woodpeckers at Montreathmont

Rather than the close shot from the hide I'm posting one of a Great Spotted Woodpecker high in the trees along with a Green Woodpecker taken at 100 times zoom at the far end of the fire break. Also a Dunnock sitting in the sun on Sunday morning at Arbroath Cliffs.


Great Spotted Woodpecker (male)


Green Woodpecker


Dunnock