Thursday, 17 April 2014


A lovely day and a good start to the tour as we came across an Otter within 10 minutes of setting out. Better still was the other Otter that was fishing in the seaweed just below us.
There are plenty of GN divers around the loch at the moment, every one a treat to look at.
I've not seen a Yellowhammer this year so when this one started singing next to the motor it had to be found and looked at!
Next up was some WT Eagle viewing. Brief views of a bird on the nest were bolstered by a group of five birds over the hillside with one of the birds giving us a fly past.
It was just 5 WT Eagles as a couple of Golden Eagles joined the group too. A few Swallows were flying around outside the barn where the Tawny Owl was on show.
A sub-adult Golden Eagle...
...was seen off territory by the resident adult.
Plenty of Rock Pipit were at the beach but a couple of Linnet brightened things up.
Twenty-one Whooper Swans were preparing to continue their journey north by doing a bit of preening and stretching their wings. A few of the Lapwings are on the nest so we'll see how they get on over the next couple of weeks.
A good showing from the Mountain Hares as this pale individual ran off... see his darker coated mates (is that a Wallaby on the right?).

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