Sunday, 29 September 2019

Osprey



It's hard to know how many Ospreys have been around the Deepings this last couple of weeks but this morning two were found by JT at Maxey GP. This one spent the whole day fishing the Maxey GP complex but kept returning to the same tree with fish. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great but still great to see. Un-ringed so perhaps of Scottish origin!?

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Bonxie V Gannet






This Great Skua just wouldn't leave this Gannet alone after it had dived. You don't realise quite how big a Bonxie is until it attacks a Gannet! Hardcore!

Arctic Skua





Been a while since my last close encounter with Arctic Skuas, I perhaps have to go as far back as 2012 when I visited Norway. A pair near Mossbank on mainland Shetland today were very obliging, sticking to look-outs before making raids on Arctic Terns. Typically fearless of humans.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Crossbills






Lots of talk of the Two-barred Crossbill invasion but the Common Crossbill invasion in Shetland is very impressive. 

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Blonde Squirrel


In Northern Europe where I have photographed them before, they look much greyer. In Scotland they look orange and their tails- they are so blonde!

Brock









Another highlight from Saturday night courtesy of Speyside Wildlife- four Badgers.

Monday, 15 July 2019

Pine Marten







I have wanted to see Pine Marten's for a very long time so this weekend, on the way to Shetland, I booked Dad and me into the Speyside Wildlife Hide. What a great experience- we had two Pine Martens- a female and male, Wood Mice, Pipistrelle Bats, four Badgers and Red Deer from the hide. But the Pine Martens..... an animal I never thought I would ever see and we had such incredible views. The photos don't do them justice as were taken in the dark on ISO approx 1 million but believe if in the area, it is worth the late night!

Monday, 8 July 2019

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper In Australia




Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth, was great for waders, especially around the salt lakes and these Sharp-tailed Sandpipers were obliging by the road.

Blast from the Past- Nankeen Night Heron

I photographed this superb Nankeen Night Heron in Perth, WA back in November 2013, right at the beginning of the summer. Only just taking a look at photos taken then- hopefully more to follow!