Tuesday, 31 July 2012

A Taste of Summer

A beautiful start to the morning down at Findhorn Dunes.

 All quiet on the bird front however a fly-by Osprey and a few Juv Sandwich Terns were nice to see.
Plus the fantastic lighting made even the most common of birds look stunning.



As a post script to this entry, whilst in the garden tonight found a Garden Tiger Moth, stunning looking beastie!

Tiger Tiger!

Monday, 30 July 2012

Holidays are over!

Well the end of July means the end of my summer "down time" and I start preparing for the excitement of autumn and winter, possibly my favourite time up here on the Moray Coast.

Took Lynda across to Cromarty, to finally visit "the pantry" coffee shop and after a lovely coffee and slice of chocolate sponge we headed for the new RSPB hide at Udale Bay.

We were not disappointed, once again a hide with a "wow" factor.

Superb large viewing windows

Plenty of benches and opening windows.

The large viewing windows were excellent, but not suitable for digiscoping through, so my preference was for the opening windows.

Can't wait until the winter ducks, geese and waders pitch up!