Saturday, 29 January 2011

A grand day out!

Up and out early today and headed straight to Lossiemouth to get Crested tit, found Micheal Morris's feeding station and what a place it is! Birds absolutely everywhere Great, Coal, Blue tit and good views of a pair of Great Spotted Woodpecker.  Unfortunately in this instance no Cresties.

Two Red Squirrels kept us highly amused with there feeding antics.

Good numbers of Wigeon on the estuary along with Goldeneye and Teal.

On the way home we called in at the newly refurbished "Captains Table" and had, by now the traditional, "Bacon and Egg roll" with lashings of tea, whilst watching Red Breasted Mergansers feeding just offshore. An excellent way to end the day!

View from the Captains Table Findhorn

Finally the next quiz picture...... what is this?


  1. I've spent many happy hours sitting in Mick's feeding station. No Cresties when I was there last week either, but will try again this am. Fortunately, this staion has not been trashed like the last one. hopefully it will stay this way.
    I will have to do some research before I could have a guess at the competition this time. I have an idea but it needs checking.

  2. Went down to Mick's station this afternoon and did manage to get a Crestie, had to wait a bit mind. Also Robin, Dunnock, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon along with Gold Crest and Tree Creeper.

  3. Is it the underside of the tail? None of my books show the tail to be other than black with white down the sides but some videos I have show different markings, similar to the one in the quiz on the underside.

  4. Yes John it is indeed the underside of the tail, and a pattern I have never really noticed until I looked on the pictures I had taken.