Monday, 3 October 2011

A day in pictures...

We started the day with a family party of Red-breasted Mergansers.
Next up was my first Black-throated Diver of the year and, hopefully, not the last.
While watching an Otter I could see and hear the gulls mobbing something that was out of view for me. A quick move along the road showed what the problem was!
After viewing a couple of Golden Eagle we headed down to the loch and found a cracking Red-throated Diver...
...and a close encounter with an Otter having it's lunch.
Grey Herons were, as usual, out in force.
Another Golden Eagle and three Adders later we bumped into a flock of six Common Buzzard following each other - here is one of the birds.
A cracking finish to the day started with a Mountain Hare then a Merlin sitting on the wires.
A stunning Northern Wheatear showed well... did this Stonechat.
Hen harrier was a bird we hadn't come across so it was nice to add this one to the list.
A very obliging Skylark posed at the side of a muddy track.
That might have been enough for one day but we still managed to scrape a few more in... Grey Plover, Greenshank, Swallow were the last additions for the day.

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