Friday, 28 May 2010


Tuesday was yet another decent day. While travelling to the shop early in the morning we had a cracking view of a male Hen Harrier trying to get at some Oystercatcher chicks. No camera on board so it will remain a happy memory! Just a few photos from the last couple of days but featuring what usually turn out to be the stars of the show. Amongst all the usual things on Tuesday we had cracking views of the Dipper which now has fledged youngsters. Only a single GN Diver today so I guess the rest have headed back North at last but there will be the odd lingering bird until the end of the month. The Golden Eagles posed beautifully against the sky.

We found a Red Deer having a snooze down on the seaweed - it was camouflaged well enough but soooooo out of place.
The Twite performed nicely and with the constant calling they were easy to keep an eye on. There are still plenty of Dunlin and Ringed Plover around too.
Wednesday continued to give us good weather and some brilliant sightings. The Redshank have youngsters now so it was nice to see this bird on sentry duty.
The Mountain Hares were on good form running about in the fields.
Other highlights through the day were a Cuckoo sitting on the wires, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, good views of Whinchat, stunning views of Golden Plover and plenty of Skylarks.
Thursday was a welcome day off and I did nowt but paperwork. Back to work today and hopefully there will be more photos!


Wilma said...

ocean-side deer. He did look very out of place, and somehow his face has a sort of goat-like aspect. Out of place or not, he did seem quite comfortable.

Bryan Rains said...

Wilma - It may be an inflatable deer as the legs appear to be deflating!
Thanks for reading.