Sunday, 30 September 2012

September gone already!

A great start to the day despite the heavy shower that passed through at the time - two WT Eagle and an Otter bringing fish ashore. A Guillemot was a surprise find...
...the BT Diver almost got away but we got good views in the scope eventually just before one of the WT Eagles flew over us!
After viewing the Tawny Owl we were starting lunch when a Golden Eagle appeared. Lunch was abandoned as the eagle came closer and closer - what a superb fly past it gave!
A change of location saw us watching the Goldie for another twenty minutes as it flew around with six Buzzards for company. Calming things down we clocked a couple of Mallard:-)
Hen Harrier had been talked about but we didn't see one until near the end of the day when this one flew right in front of us!
Just to make sure we weren't dreaming we had another female, a juvenile and this cracking male Hen Harrier!
A bit of a slow start to the next tour where we saw plenty of Buzzard, Grey Heron and Hooded Crow.
Three Otters gave the day a kick start. It was a real thrill to watch the two youngsters follow their mum while she fished and better still was one of the youngsters chasing a Hooded Crow across the top of a rock! The Tawny Owl was present, a Red Deer stag was found and a couple of Golden Eagle provided some entertainment.
Two WT Eagles and three Red Deer in front of the motor finished the day off nicely but, once again, the Hen Harrier stole the show - awesome!!
Well, September ends but it's a new month tomorrow - let's do it all again!

1 comment:

Russell said...

Great view of the two otters and I'm so envious of all those wonderful raptors!