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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Slavonian Grebe (Horned Grebe)

Only 40 breeding Pairs in the UK and this small patch of water had three pairs, beautiful bird and great to watch. They were getting ever so feisty with other rival couples

A Selection of Sea Birds

Common Gull

A Group of Gulliemots

Then Time to FISH!!

A Young Kittiwake 

Can't beat a Good Shag

Messing Around on the River

 Whilst waiting for the Golden Eagle to return I decided to head down to the River to watch the Dippers, and what fun I had.

 No Rest for this Parent, the Young was so Hungry and impatient

A Selection of Wader Types

Diver, Red or Black??

Hmmmm, Red or Black

Bit of Blur again, Common Sandpiper

Before they flew off:-) 

Dunlin on the beach for the Day

Grey-Lag Geese getting in formation

The Master Fisherman, the Grey Heron, could have watched him all day

Whilst watching the Heron, this Oystercatcher flew by


A loan Ringed Plover

 A Hare taken through a Car Window
A Male Orange Tip Butterfly on Ladies Smock

My First Red Squirrel taken through a Cafe Window, so not the best

A Smaller Selection of Birds

Whilst walking through Aigas Field Centre I chanced upon this Male Bullfinch feeding the Female

A Female Ring Ouzel on the Nest, Aviemore Scotland

A loan Tree Pipit

My first Twite on the West Coast of Scotland

A high Altitude Willow Warbler, Aviemore.

A rather Yellow Willow Warbler

It's Time for Raptors!!

 My First Golden Eagles, What a Sight..
A bit of flirtatious fun
A Kestrel being chased by Jackdaws, whilst carrying a Lizard to feed the Chicks

A Kestrel in Slow Motion, can't beat a bit of Blur.

And Again, Poor Chap!!

Another first, Ospreys flying over near Loch Garten

A Wing Tagged Red Kite being dive bombed by a LapWing, its hard being a Raptor.

Some Dolphin Action on a Cloudy Day

Motoring towards the RIB chasing Salmon

A Young Bottlenose Dolphin following Mum 

Tasty Salmon for Lunch

Some More Mammals

Bank Vole - Carrying Young

My first Pine Marten from a Hide, No Flash just high ISO

Amazing mammals, How I wish we had them in Cornwall

Wildlife Highlights from the Highlands...

Otter Family Fun....

Whilst away in Scotland I had the pleasure of seeing my first wild Otters, in total I saw eleven seperate individuals. Truly amazing.