Thursday, 28 May 2015
The Little Grebes were on Carnoustie Golf Links along with the Skylark and Damselfly. Craigmill Den had Whitethroats and a Blackcap singing and two Grey Wagtail chicks being fed by Mum. On my way to Carnoustie Golf Links I stopped at Barry Mill where a pair of Stock Doves posed and finally there were 4 Whimbrel c40 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 13 Bar-tailed Godwits, Curlews, Shelducks and a single Redshank on the beach near Craigmill Burn.
Little Grebe with its chick being fed with small fish and snails while I watched
a second chick
Blue-tailed Damselfly (male)
Whitethroat, Craigmill Den
Grey Wagtail chick, Craigmill Weir
Swallow, Craigmill Den
Stock Dove at Barry Mill
One of four Whimbrels near Easthaven
There were ten Shelduck near Craigmill Burn
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
First Green Hairstreak Butterfly I've seen ever and I can't wait for a sunny day to see how good a photo I can get of the Terns compared to these taken in the cold and gloom at Montrose today. The others are from various places on different days recently.
Orange Tip Butterfly
Small Copper Butterfly
Green Hairstreak Butterfly
Greenfinch at Glaxo
Monday, 25 May 2015
Goshawk and Peregrine, I'd be delighted to see either, more so if they were at the same site and even more if I saw a Buzzard and Red Kite there too. All in the same vicinity within 10 minutes of each other but that's all I can divulge for Schedule 1 birds.
Goshawk and mobbing Jackdaws, possibly has prey in its talons
1st summer Peregrine?
with Common Gull in pursuit
Sunday, 24 May 2015
I strayed into Deeside for a few hours on Saturday looking for Whinchats which I'd seen in the area last year but they'd been replaced by Stonechats but it was good to see a pair had already fledged a brood. It was good to see a number of Lapwings and Curlews along with a good number of Meadow Pipits and Wheatear and a single Raven. The Red Kite ranged over a large area while I was there and was seen with a Buzzard and again with a Kestrel.
Meadow Pipit and proud of it!
Red Kite, maybe "1P" or "1B", top lit from a strong overhead sun.