Sunday, 25 May 2014

Goose step

An earlier start gave us the opportunity to get a good view of a male Hen Harrier - not all of the guests were on board at this point.
The Eider are still hanging around the loch side and I'm sure it won't be too long before we start seeing some ducklings too.
A few of the Curlew have hatched young now so the sight of a bird on sentry duty is becoming a regular sight.
The Ringed Plover managed to hatch 3 of the eggs but this one must have not developed.
A couple of Cuckoo had been seen through the day while the Buzzards played hard to get - it's usually the other way round! A Buzzard did pose for a photo though.
Best sighting of the day had to be the Rock Pipit feeding one of it's young.
We saw an obliging Mountain Hare...
...singing Skylark...
...and a Lapwing chick trying to do the goose step!
A couple of Golden Eagle, Otter, another Hen Harrier sighting and a Dipper to finish the day.

1 comment:

Rick said...

Top drawer pic of my fave bird of prey. You're a lucky bugger seeing birds like this day after day.....see ya in September....I'm coming back!