Monday, 27 May 2013

Cheeky Hare!

Had a nice trip up Findhorn Valley on Saturday with Sue from the excellent Bird watching and Wildlife club situated in the Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey (BWWC) and Robert from Nethybridge.

The Eagles proved elusive all morning however both Robert and Sue scored a lifer in the form of male Ring Ouzel feeding and collecting food on the valley side.

The mountain hare pictured below kept us under close watch for most of the morning as it relaxed in the morning sun keeping sheltered from the biting cold wind.  Summer has still not fully arrived in this part of the world!

Friday, 24 May 2013

July Planned trips and outings


July planned trips and tours programme now available to view on my web page

Book early to avoid disappointment

Monday, 20 May 2013

Super sexy Slavs

At a small very public Lochan in the Highlands, these stunning little Slavonian Grebes make themselves at home.

One of my favourite birds, in winter or summer plumage.  Today's tour also netted Ring Ouzel, Black Throated Diver, Peregrine Falcon and Red Kite.

Interested in seeing these birds for yourself?  Then book a trip with Birding Ecosse...... remember "there is no dross with Birding Ecosse"

Checking out a Coots nest for size!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The manic pace continues!

Sorry for lack of posts recently, it's not that I have nothing to report, the exact opposite in fact with not enough hours in the day!

Met some brilliant people, seen some brilliant birds and been in some spectacular Scottish scenery.

To keep you going a quick selection of pics taken over the last few weeks.

Tawney Owl (looking stunning...... not!)

Can you spot Owlet number 2?

 Black Throated Diver

My office! (when on a tour that is)

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

May Newsletter

Blauwborst and Stroopwaffle!

Life continues it's manic pace at the moment, I have just arrived home after a long weekend with Lynda visiting long term friends Wilfred and Gusta in a pretty little town called Denekamp near the German border.

I'm in the process of writing a trip report that will be published on my web page but until then here is a taster of what happened!  It would be an absolutely mind blowing place to lead a tour, any takers for an Autumn visit?

Blauwborst (Bluethroat)

Black Necked Grebe

Bargervenn and absolutely jaw dropping reserve.

Middle Spotted Woodpecker (lifer No1)

Lekker stroopwaffles!