Monday, 20 August 2012

New stuff.

Another hot day produced a slack time for the wildlife and not much camera action. The House Martins look like they are ready to go...
...and the Swallows are not too far behind with their second brood. Highlights from the day were a couple of Golden Eagle at close range...
and, of course, the Adders.
We had three Hen Harriers through the day and a single WT Eagle but no Otter.
The following day was overcast but it looked like it was going to be more productive than the hot days. I took a couple of snaps of a Grey Heron in the sea just to check the camera settings.
The start of the day was a bit frustrating as the best we could find was a small herd of Red Deer after we'd had some good views of a couple of Greenshank.
The sightings soon picked up as we pulled in to view a Common Seal. The seal disappeared and we waited and the next thing to be picked up was an Otter. We got decent views of this one fishing but we changed location to improve the viewing a bit. While we watched the Otter two WT Eagles appeared over the ridge. The Otter came ashore in front of us...
...and a Golden Eagle flew over the top as we headed back to the motor! Sparrowhawks were a feature of the day as we'd got cracking views of one sitting on the fence in the morning, two more in the afternoon and this one at lunchtime.
Cracking views of a RT Diver were had before we went for lunch where we had another Golden Eagle, Adders and some nice views. The afternoon was quite productive too with a close encounter with a WT Eagle.
A couple of Northern Wheatears were seen in different locations - still a smart bird though.
This Mountain Hare was very obliging...
...and there was plenty of stuff to finish the day off. Hen Harrier was missing from our list so it was nice to find one, Twite and Skylark were seen, Ringed Plover and Dunlin were in good numbers and a single Sanderling. A new one for me, on Mull, was a cracking Little Stint which took the year list to 148.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WOW! That hare shot's a stonker! Can't wait to come back to see them again! Hope I get sightings as close as this! :-)
Maria (came in May 2010)