Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Black Tern, Mediterranean Gull and Little Gulls on the coast and a Hen Harrier in the Highlands

Late posts of some interesting birds, note that it's so rare to get a Hen Harrier photo I've posted some taken at 0730 in the morning so they're not good. I believe the Black Tern is still hanging around Arbroath so I'll look to get a photo when sunny. The last photo below was a fluke which I took when bored and I'm inspired to get a good one or another on the same theme soon.


Juvenile Black Tern at Inchcape Park, Arbroath


Juvenile Black Tern


Mediterranean Gull, Black Tern and Common Tern, Inchcape


Hen Harrier female (ring-tail) Speyside


Hen Harrier


Hen Harrier


It had a look at the Mallards who wern't happy at all


Juvenile Little Gull at Inchcape, Arbroath


Two varaitions of juvenile Little Gulls at Easthaven, the one on the right beside the Black-headed Gull is more advanced into its winter plumage


Ruthven Barracks, Kingussie


Art?? Taken at Cromarty and a close look shows the village framed within the bubble and the buildings reflected in the firth. An unanticipated result which I'll try to repeat elsewhere when it's sunny if Olive will blow some bubbles!!