Thursday, 13 September 2012

No worries.

Two days worth of photos. It was quite windy on the first day but the weather wasn't too bad so some good sightings were had before the camera came out. Raven, Lapwing and Stonechat were the best of the bunch before we picked up two Golden Eagle sitting together then flying off.
A WT Eagle showed well in the same location.
A few waders at the next stop included Dunlin, Redshank and Ringed Plover before we got a nice view of an Otter eating a fish.
A Grey Wagtail was a slight distraction...
...while the Otter relaxed on the shore.
Greenshank, RB Merganser and Hen Harrier were other highlights.
The following day was less windy but showers were pushing through on a regular basis. With the weather being unpredictable we set out to target the main attractions. We bagged Mountain Hare pretty quick and a selection of waders before locating an Otter. The Otter curled up and went to sleep as we watched. A WT Eagle was located on a hillside, pretty normal except this one was lying flat on the ground! Plenty of Red Deer were seen and we had the company of a Sparrowhawk, two Coal Tit and a Goldcrest while we had lunch.
A few showers and some good sightings of Buzzard...
...and a flotilla of RB Merg kept us interested.
A brief view of a Golden Eagle saw us dashing down the road only to see the bird disappear as a heavy shower came in. We waited for the rain to pass and then two Golden Eagle appeared in flight, circled around and another Goldie appeared. This third bird was not welcome so it was seen off by the resident pair. We had been disappointed not see the WT Eagle in flight earlier in the day but we made up for that when we found this one at the end of the day!

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