Saturday, 22 February 2014

Golden Eagle

With an errand to do I traveled a bit further on this run out. I stopped to get a couple of snaps of this Redshank...
...but a bird flying along the hillside caught my eye. By the time I had parked the bird was not flying but perched on a rock. A Golden Eagle is always an exciting sight...
...but you can't beat a well marked first year bird when it takes to the air.
A Reasonably close Great Northern Diver was next bird to slow me down but by this time the light was starting to go...
...and it was raining when I located a few Barnacle Geese in a field.
A Song Thrush allowed a close approach which helped with this image.
It always seems to be the female Red-breasted Mergansers that are closest to the shore while the males seem to move off quite quickly.
A quick run out with Postie in the afternoon to look for the mum and two cubs was fruitless but we did see a couple of Golden Eagle and three separate Otters...
...and a pair of White-tailed Eagle.

2 comments:

lapland said...

Looks like you had a good run out.

The happy wanderer. said...

It does look like a good day, and I agree that's it's always special to see an Eagle, of whatever kind.