Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Beautiful Bewicks

Fantastic day guiding to Loch Fleet and surrounding area.

Total of 48 species seen with highlights including, Greenshank, Twite, Brambling and at least three Bewick Swans in field with whoopers not far from Fearn.

Whooper and Bewick Swans

Whooper and Bewick Swans

Bewick Swans

Monday, 13 February 2012

Same birds different day?

Struck gold again today guiding up the findhorn valley.  A single Golden Eagle appeared through the gloom in the first break in the weather, then on the return journey three (yes two days in a row!) Golden Eagles appeared soaring and interacting with each other.  Gave a brilliant show for about 15 minutes.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Golden Eagle x three!

What a weekend!  Wall to wall birding with some fantastic entertaining and interesting characters.

Highlights are pictured below, but by far my favourite moment was the three Golden Eagles soaring together, however better than the spectacle of seeing this natural wonder was the fact that they were lifers for Lynda!

But what's nice to know is that tomorrow I'm back out Eagle hunting at the same location.... happy days!

Glaucous Gull

Mountain Hare 

Golden Eagles 

Golden Eagles