Monday, 1 August 2011

August here we come.

August got off to a good start - it looked like this in the morning.
With the guests on board we went in search of some photos and the cameras were given a good work out. We found a Slow Worm early on and that was followed up with a juv WT Eagle. I picked up an Otter not long after that and managed to pick the right place to catch it as it came ashore. A bit damp to start with...
 ...a quick shake will help.
 There, that looks better!
It's still not right, there's only one thing for it...a good roll around on the seaweed.
The Otter wasn't the only one keen to get things in tip top condition as this Buzzard gave a fine display of preening.
After all the rain yesterday the grass was still damp but it didn't stop the Scotch Argus butterflies from flying about and, surprisingly, landing low down in the vegetation.
Next up was a squadron of screaming gull giving away the presence of a WT Eagle - top stuff.
The trio of reptiles are still showing but it took a bit of looking to get them today. This Lizard was the best performer of the three.
A great selection of small birds were seen too with Lesser Redpoll, Siskin, Bullfinch, Meadow Pipit, Wheatear, Linnet...
...and Stonechat all featuring.
The Mull Meercat seen us out in fine style.

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