Thursday, 12 February 2015
A longer trip for a change and in search of a reported Ring-billed Gull, found after 90 minutes and then lost when a speed boat carved up the loch! The Common Gull and Black-headed Gull are included for comparison and the Magpie as there were so many around.
Black-headed Gull 1st winter
Magpie at Townhill CP
Monday, 9 February 2015
Kinnordy was still closed, they were removing fallen trees and making the place safe after storm damage so it was Forfar Loch today via the Kirriemuir area looking for white gulls. None found.
Magpie, stunning contrast in plumage
Female Bullfinch at the viewing platform
Goldcrest at Powmyre, unusually on the ground
Sunday, 8 February 2015
I do a monthly Webs Count at Easthaven for the BTO and sometimes take a few photos and today I managed just the two, a Grey Wagtail a first for the count and a Buzzard which was actually in Craigmill Den nearby but not in the count area. I've also posted a Red Kite from Glenesk to show the comparison between the Kite and the Buzzard, note the red wing tags on the Kite, Red Tags white text, R6. The Collared Dove is one a few often seen in Easthaven and today in the nearby field were eight Stock Doves. The Red-legged Partridge was actually just within Fettercairn village, also from yesterday.
Red Kite, Glenesk
Buzzard, Craigmill Den
Collared Dove, Easthaven
Grey Wagtail, Craigmill Beach
Red-legged Partridge in Fettercairn