Thursday, 20 September 2012

quick pic update

Spotted Flycatcher


Young Mute swan

St Abbs lighthouse

Monday, 17 September 2012

Badger Badger Badger!..

Watch this for the facts...

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Sir David Attenborough, Dr Brian May, Chris Packam, Simon King OBE, Alan Titchmarsh, Michaela Strachan, Jilly Cooper and Bill Oddie did.


Sunday, 9 September 2012

Birds, Boulders and Brew!

Well I’ve been away for a week on a mostly none bird related trip. Back in the action now though.

A quick walk around the loch this afternoon and things still seem fairly quiet. 

10 Goldcrest, 4 Chiff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 female Blackcap also huge numbers of hirundines (swallows and house martins) stopping off for a drink on the loch.

All the usual stuff is still around on the loch; Little Grebe, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Mallard, Coot and Moorhen.

Up on the tops there seems to be a steady stream of Wheatear and Meadow Pipit moving though with 7 Wheatear around the Lighthouse/Kirk hill area and loads of Mipits everywhere.

Today also marks a welcome return to the Pink-feet with 43 seen out to sea heading south this morning. A single Swift also flew south tonight.

Bouldering time...

This sums up the weather on Skye pretty well

One of the Stoats living beside the lighthouse... cute eh!
Wrong.. this bad boy is a pure killing machine!