Tuesday, 7 July 2009

A bit of Birding!

I know...you need good eyesight to work this one out but I don't have a fancy camera! Not sure if this was a Buzzard or a Golden Eagle, it was pretty big and up in the mountains on the west coast of Scotland.

This too takes a bit of seeing, if you look right in the middle on top of the stones you will see a Ringed Plover, it helps if you enlarge the picture by clicking on it! Well I gave up the nature photography then and stuck to binoculars instead! Here's the list of birds and creatures seen during my holiday in Scotland and the Islands.
Starlings (loads on the Hebrides)
Blackbird
Snipe
Wheatear
Cuckoo (heard it everywhere!)
Gannets
Puffin
Robin
Lapwings
Oyster Catchers
Skylark
Common Gulls
Wren
Raven
Greylag Geese
Rock Pipit
Fulmar
Shag
Cormorant
Meadow Pipit
Rock dove
Artic Tern
Artic Skua
Eider
Little Stint
Guillemot
Black Guillimot
Great Northern Diver
Common Sandpiper
Chaffinch
Hern
Greenfinch
Siskin
Dunnock
Hooded Crow
Pied Wagtail
Buzzard
Red Kite
Ringed Plover
Black Throated Diver
?Golden Eagle
Slavonian Grebe
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Sparrows
Common Seal
Grey Seal
Dolphin
Sheep!!!!!!

This little hand-made notice summed up the steepness of this hill and the seat is well placed! Worth it though because the view is amazing, over the Summer Isles.
One of the many lochs we sat by and idled time away, reading books that you never have time to do at home, drawing and painting or just cloud-watching.

2 comments:

happyone said...

Loved that hand made sign!!!

Menopausal musing said...

Lucky you! I just commented the other evening that I haven't heard a skylark since childhood.x