Thursday, 12 February 2015

Ring-billed Gull, Townhill CP, Dunfermline

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.


Ring-billed Gull


Ring-billed Gull


Common Gull


Black-headed Gull 1st winter


Magpie at Townhill CP




Monday, 9 February 2015

Forfar Loch instead of Kinnordy

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


Female Goosander


Goldcrest at Powmyre, unusually on the ground


Sunday, 8 February 2015

Some photos from my Webs Count at Easthaven, and others!

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