Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Lesser Redpoll and a Jay - Balgavies

Just the winter ducks and the very noisy Greylags on the water at Balgavies today but given quiet at the hide one of the Jays ventured closer and a single Lesser Redpoll fed briefly in the gloomy undergrowth. It was sunny when I left home!

Lesser Redpoll, a shy species not often seen at the hide.


Started as a silhouette as it was taken into what light there was.


Monday, 30 November 2015

Glenesk, Glen Mark and Lochlee

Hardy little birds these Dippers, this one on the River Mark on a day after some light snow cover. Also seen in Glen Mark were two Woodcocks, one in trees as expected but the other flew from the snow covered heather. The Kites may be a pair and I think one is the same bird I've photographed before. Other birds seen were Black Grouse, Kestrel, Bullfinches, Buzzards and Mistle Thrush.


Dipper on the River Mark near to Queens Well


Glen Mark


Mount Keen


Looks to be the same Red Kite I've seen before in Glenesk


With a friend or mate?


One of eight Long-tailed Tits at Invermark


In Invermark car park