Thursday, 26 July 2012


Tuesday was a cracking day full of photographs for a change. We started with a couple of Curlew...
...and the pale Common Buzzard or is it a Honey Buzzard/Osprey/Rough-legged Buzzard.
The menace of the sea shore was looking for trouble - Great Black-backed Gull.
We had a laugh trying to photograph the young WT Eagle on the nest after the adult bird tried to sneak round the back of us.
A Hooded Crow watched the proceedings from the safety of the fence.
An Otter was a welcome find but it never came close enough to be inducted into the hall of fame. Lunch was quite productive with a couple of Hen Harrier, a distant WT Eagle and two Golden Eagle. As we left the area we spotted a large bird above the forestry and by the time we stopped to get a better view there were two birds. They were both young WT Eagles and keen to have a bit of interaction.
They even came a bit closer.
We'd already seen quite a few Red Deer but a close one will always trump the distant crowd.
The Adders were on fine form with at least 10 seen on the day. This one has a milky eye so it's ready to shed it's skin.
This is one of two Young Adders seen - it's only about five inches long.
Our Hare Hunt was a bit of a hike but it was worth it. We did see a few Rabbits...
...and a Hen Harrier along the way.
The first Mountain Hare we spotted was keen to stay hidden but we eventually got three together. They all headed in different directions so you had to follow the right one! I missed out to start with but soon made amends.
You would think that would be enough for one day but the icing on the cake was the Goldfinch posing on the thistle.


Adelai said...

brill photos again Brian - the Goldfinch and the hooded crow look amazing

tony mclean said...

love the goldfinch shot