Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Good eyes.

All you need for a decent day out is some good eyes - keep them open and things will be found! A cracking start to the day with a female Hen Harrier, Mountain Hare and these two WF Geese.
A distant Golden Eagle was seen and while setting the scope up the first bird I picked up was a Red Kite! The next stop gave us slightly better views of Golden Eagle and an Adder getting ready for hibernation.
A Great Northern Diver was a good find, well appreciated etc...
...but unceremoniously dumped in favour of a White-tailed Eagle.
We found an Otter asleep while we had lunch but when it woke up it disappeared from view. All the regular waders were seen before we located another Otter that we managed to get better views of.
Another two WT Eagle were seen, an adult with a juvenile, another Otter and cracking views of this Black-throated Diver.
We finished the day off with a couple of Hen Harrier and the roaring stags. Top quality!!

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