Wednesday 31 December 2008

31 December 2008 - Blairgowrie, Scotland

Other 'garden' birds seen this break included: Bullfinch (2), Treecreeper, Tawny Owl, Goosander (1 male), Whooper Swan (6+), Tree Sparrows (2+).

All very nice.

Tuesday 30 December 2008

30 December 2008 - Blairgowrie, Scotland

Hightlight of the day was a very fast Stoat that ran across the garden from heather bed to heather bed. I was pleased to get any shot of it - and this is the better of the two!
It's head was still brown but it had got most of the white, ermine, winter coat.

Friday 26 December 2008

26 December 2008 - Blairgowrie, Scotland

One Red Squirrell performed well from the back window as it managed to eat and hide half a kilo of peanuts - super little chap.

Thursday 25 December 2008

25 December 2008 - Glenshee, Scotland

We decided on taking the wee lad, Max, up to Glenshee so that he could have a white Christmas. En route - several Red Grouse coming down to the side of the road, presumably to take grit.
We went back up a few days later to get some better pictures - but poor whether hampered a repeat performance.

Sunday 7 December 2008

7 December 2008 - Larkfield Lakes

A small reward for taking the little 'un out, in the form of a Redshank which flew overhead calling - acceptable for a Sunday afternoon.

Several Chiffchaffs seen and heard - including two from my front door. Other window sightings of late include: Gadwall (first thing in the morning these are feeding on the waters edge right by the car park), Shoveler (as per the Gadwall), Pochard (1), Green Woodpeckers, Jay, etc , etc.