Saturday, 2 April 2016

This weeks local mixture, I've been otherwise busy

Some of the photos from nearby this week when I didn't get far and never in the light I wanted it seemed


A Chiffchaff photographed into poor light but in as it's the first this year. At Montreathmont.


Olive wanted this in as she spotted it


One of three Buzzards circulating over St Vigeans, Arbroath


Song Thrush, also at St Vigeans where they aren't as scarce as elsewhere


Trying out my old 300mm lens, this Fulmar was one of the few photos I kept


Juvenile plumage on this Kittiwake at a nest site on Arbroath Cliffs


Grey Heron with an unlucky frog at Keptie Pond


I got pretty close to this one at St Vigeans where they seem used to people


Why not a Feral Pigeon they're colourful and tenacious birds






Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Marsh Harrier - Summer visitors arriving, winter ones almost gone

A visit to a few of the Angus Lochs and I was surprised to see not one but two male Marsh Harriers and a newly arrived Osprey fishing over Kinnordy Loch. Further inland near Lintrathen I found my first Wheatear of the year, acting on a tip from another birder. Also a few of the remaining duck species, the ever cute Long-tailed Tits and a drone flying over Murton NNR

Mucked up with the harrier after I'd turned the dial too far in the rush as it flew past!!


Marsh Harrier male, one of two seen at the same time


Hunting over the reeds


Osprey fishing at Kinnordy, ringed white LN and caught a small Pike just after this


Wheatear male near Lintrathen, first of the year for me


Teal drake at Kinnordy, only a few left


Long-tailed Tit near the car park at Murton


Wigeon drake at Murton


Drone pilot flying a drone at Murton NNR, but why hide in the far corner instead of using the car park?