Saturday, 28 July 2012

Showers and Swallows

A mixture of sunshine and showers today! Waiting for some north/easterly wind to make the sea watching more interesting. Had two Minke's a few days back but nothing since. Nothing much to report so here are a few pics. Enjoy.

Parent and young Swallow (4 fledged from the lighthouse)
Showers at sea

Twinspot carpet on common/heath spotted?

Monday, 23 July 2012

What's kickin off...

So what's been kickin off since I last updated this beast...

The Auk's have gone (apart from one or two). The cliffs are now empty and quiet (apart from the Kittiwakes, Shags and Fulmars).

I’ve been busy doing our annual vegetation monitoring here on the reserve… 28 random 2x2m squares pphewww!

Sea watch season is here… a quick hour this evening produced 15 Common scoter, 16 Black headed gulls, a single Bonxie and three Porpoise N and 6 Sandwich tern S. Pretty quiet so far.

Spotted flycatchers are feeding young by the office and a female Mandarin is on the loch. Not much else occurring bird wise at the moment.

Here are a few pics from the last couple of days…. Enjoy

Brew up at any opportunity!

Meadow Brown

Hare's Foot Clover Trifolium arvense

CAB showing well at Linlithgow Loch

Micro... ideas welcome...

Barred Red