Friday, 31 August 2012

First taste of Autumn

Well it had to hapen, but not quite as early in the year as this!!  Temp  dropped to +2 last night and my car was covered in ice this morning! With reports of snow showers on Cairngorm and Ben Macdui looks like the summer is over!

Still relatively good numbers of Swallows  hanging around, however the numbers of House Martins have dropped off in the last few days.  A Wheatear just outside my garden area was a first and a low fly over of an Osprey was a nice reminder of long hot summer days (well one long hot summer day!)

Lots of seabirds getting recorded over the water at Tarbat Ness so will hopefully get out in the next few days to have a look at this side of the Moray Firth, reccing the area at Fort George....... I will keep you all posted! 

Friday, 17 August 2012

Nice commute to work!

On a recent tour of the Moray coast I decided as an "add on" to take my guests to a local loch to check out the Black Throated Divers.

Initially I thought we were out of luck, but thankfully the birds were at Loch side and showing very well, unfortunately the chick was not present, fledged and on the coast already?  I hope so.