Saturday, 21 March 2015

Frog Chorus

Spring is truly here, if you agree with the frogs at Montreathmont Forest, they were calling in every suitable ditch and there was quite a bit of spawn already deposited.

The Great Crested Grebes were taken at Murton and were fishing right under the car park hide in the water which is currently covering the bank. The other photos are from various sites and I think the Puffin one is the first I've taken of a bird not in its summer breeding colours.

The Eclipse photos were taken with the Canon SX50 so I could view it on the camera screen and not get blinded like the woman beside me who was using her DSLR "with a UV filter" which she thought was fine!! I hope she doesn't regret it later.


First frog spawn this year and I could hear frogs calling all over the forest


Great Crested Grebe at Murton



One of three perch I saw it eat


Mr Grumpy (the Greenfinch)


Magpie near Elie


Cock Pheasant at Montreathmont


Puffin at Ruddons Point, Elie


The obligatory Eclipse photo

The artistic Eclipse photo


Male Yellowhammer

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

ADBC Club Trip - Auchmithie to Gaylet Pot

A short trip followed by lunch in the But n Ben attended by sixteen members who found 28 species, 2 Roe Deer a Fox and an early Bumblebee. No Auks were seen so I've included a Guillemot from Stonehaven resting after getting a battering in the surf and some Long-tailed Ducks in flight.

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ADBC Members

Fulmars

Kittiwake

Reed Bunting

Rock Pipit


Guillemot, at Stonehaven

Long-tailed Ducks from the club hide