Not your usual trip to the shops!
Monday, 30 April 2012
Saturday I was sent on a mission to find some marshmallows. Not some weird bog plant but the type of thing you toast on an open fire. Just before my mission was given to me there was a bit of a commotion with the gulls outside. A quick peek from the window and I could see the gulls were up and so were the Greylag Geese (not this one, obviously).
Saturday, 28 April 2012
Wednesday wasn't a bad day and I was hoping to get a photo of something good. I'd already seen a male Hen Harrier on my way to the shop so I was surprised to find one on way back out. The bird was moving away quickly but it soon crossed the road and I managed to get slightly ahead of the bird. It was still some distance away but a male Hen Harrier is always worth a go.
A small group of Eider all hauled out and they were all in a flap too!!
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Tuesday the weather was mostly nice with a splash of rain at the end. Just when you think the winter visitors have left you get a nice surprise in the shape of a couple of Whooper Swans.
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Sunday was a bit of a damp one but we managed to get out in the evening to get some fresh air. We found a female Curlew on the nest that was difficult to see...
We thought we might miss out on the hares as we saw two people walking their dog in a good spot for them. Then a couple of Mountain Hares exploded from cover as the dog wandered around the shore - result.
Monday, 23 April 2012
Thursday night I took a quick snap of the sunset.
The varied diet is one of the reasons these birds are so successful but it's not often you get see these events.