Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Hard to get

A couple of Crossbill played hard to get at the start of the day but you couldn't say that about this male Hen Harrier...
...or the female bird that was coming the other way!
The tide was well in so the birds were just a bit closer - an Oystercatcher doing Tai Chi...
...and an attempt at the two-headed Turnstone.
A couple of Golden Eagle circling in the distance looked like they might be worth a chase - we arrived, they were gone! A couple of minutes wait and we had one of the birds soaring above us.
In the afternoon a WT Eagle put on a brief show and there were 20 Whooper Swan still lingering on one of the lochs.
Mountain Hares have been a bit thin on the ground in the wet winter so it was nice to catch up with three beasts, one of them still had very white legs.
The Pink-footed Goose has reappeared with the Greylags and it may stay all summer too - looks like it may have an injured wing.

1 comment:

Dział Przyrody MŚO said...

Great shots! Harriers are our favorite birds of prey :-)
Greetings from Poland