Saturday, 27 December 2014

More Crossbills, maybe a bit better

Difficult little birds to take photos of as they are always mobile high in the pines but these are a bit better than previous ones and the video I'm quite pleased with which can be viewed in HD by changing the default setting.

Male Crossbill

Female Crossbill and juvenile


Female and juvenile which was being fed at one point





This male is grabbed from the video clip above




Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Black Redstart at Montrose Harbour

I'd never found one of these rarer Redstarts before and did so with some ease after finding a report on BirdGuides which I've now taken out a subscription. There was a bird seen earlier in the month nearby so I'm assuming it may be the same one?

Two crops taken on different roofs and light.


Black Redstart


Black Redstart

Monday, 22 December 2014

Crossbills in Montreathmont

This photo was taken into the setting sun, I'm just surprised I was able to get one at all. Good enough to prove the ID though.


Three females very high up