Wednesday, 30 October 2013
That seems to be it for the season so I'm free and easy now so the posts might be a bit sporadic depending on whether I'm out or not. A rainy day didn't produce very much inspiration but there was plenty of entertainment provided by the Greenshank chasing each other around.
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
A couple of things that needed done saw me travelling from one end of the island to the other with a bit of wildlife watching along the way! Some nice sightings of Red Deer on the roadside and a group of Grey Heron looked nice as they roosted on a spit of land and the sun was rising behind them - no time to stop unfortunately. A quick stop on the way back to base was productive as an Otter was seen heading into the loch as I stopped, plenty of RB Merg, a few Goosander, a flock of Wigeon and a couple of Buzzard squabbling over some food. The action of the Buzzards drew the attention of the Hooded Crows which caught the eye of a WT Eagle...
Monday, 28 October 2013
It's that time of year where you will get a bit of passage as well as the birds that will make their home here for the winter. There are thousands of Fieldfare on the island at the moment but they will soon disperse further south.
Saturday, 26 October 2013
A calm day for a tour was an easy hitter for Otters. We had our first Otter before we set off closely followed by another Otter sighting 10 minutes later! Quite a few Stonechat were seen along the way.
Friday, 25 October 2013
A bit of practice with some different settings on the camera was worth doing but there was nothing to point the camera at apart from the cats. A couple of Robins are singing in the garden but the close one sticks to the back of a tree and this one is pretty mobile and never close.
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
A short run out in the morning and another in the afternoon - the overcast weather continues. A female Hen Harrier provided a great start to the day.
Sunday, 20 October 2013
I headed out on a wild goose chase to see if any of the Greenland White-fronted Geese have arrived yet. A pair of Gadwall were nice to see - the first I've seen for a couple of years.
Saturday, 19 October 2013
A quick run out to see what was about. At one stop I could see a WT Eagle sitting on a rock in the loch. It looked quite settled so I left that for later! A bird disappearing under water had me stopping again but it was just a Cormorant - I missed the fish swallowing as it surfaced behind...a rock in the loch!
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Well, it looks like the tourist season is coming to a close so the tours are drying up but I'll still be getting out there. The nice weather has hung in for a while which makes some things look better...shiny Starlings for instance...