A stunning day for a tour - blue skies and a reasonable temperature too. A small herd of Red Deer saw us on our way before getting a nice close Common Seal balancing on a rock as the tide came in. Grey Herons tend to fit in wherever you find them but this has to be the most out of place one!
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
A trip out with Doc resulted in some good sightings and a lot of chat to fill the gaps! We were after an Otter or two to photograph but after seeing nothing on the loch we headed for the hills. The Tawny Owl was on view in the barn.
Sunday, 21 October 2012
The weather forecast wasn't too good for this tour so we did our best to work around it. We started off in spitting rain to look for Golden Eagle. You could see the weather starting to close in but a single Hen Harrier, a distant WT Eagle and this young Golden Eagle were good enough.
Friday, 19 October 2012
I had a quick run out in the morning to have a look for the BT Diver with a view to getting more photos. I found the bird easy enough and gave it an hour but it never came close to shore at all. As I moved back to base I picked up four Otters, a mum with two cubs and a dog, too far for photos. Not a bad effort but I thought I would have another run out after lunch - glad I did. First up was this Otter that was too far away for any decent shots but when it brought the fish ashore the Hooded Crow moved in and pecked at the Otters tail until it moved on!
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
All you need for a decent day out is some good eyes - keep them open and things will be found! A cracking start to the day with a female Hen Harrier, Mountain Hare and these two WF Geese.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Another wet day that proved difficult to start with. There were good sightings of various waders, Buzzard and Tawny Owl before the camera came out for some Highland Cows!
Monday, 15 October 2012
Just a quick run out for this batch of photos. The rain was slackening off so I grabbed a few snaps of the waders on the shore - Dunlin...
Friday, 12 October 2012
Another good day for a tour. It was flat calm in the morning but the wind was to pick up through the day. We started with an Otter that was quite keen to keep an eye on the passing traffic.
Another Otter came ashore and disturbed a Grey Heron.