Friday, 6 November 2015

October offerings.

October was a decent month with, mostly, warm and dry weather. The down side to the good weather was that the migrating birds seemed to pass us by.
Adders were on show for most of the month.
 The winter thrushes arrived at the end of the month but the best I could capture was a Blackbird.
 It was nice to get a few Common Buzzard shots on natural perches for a change.
 Lookinng good at the top of a conifer.
 Coal tits have been hoarding food.
 Field Gentian was visible for the whole month.
 Grey Heron having a walk around.
 Another Grey Heron on a grey day.
 Great Northern Diver stretching it's wings.
 This Great Spotted Woodpecker was a nice bird to see.
 A nice male Hen Harrier.
 This Little Egret was my first on Mull.
 There have been quite a few Merlin sightings in October.
 The Otters are always a big draw - one eating it's lunch.
 This one decided to have a close look at me!
 Mum and cub.
 Two cubs together.
 I managed to get a couple of shots of this Sparrowhawk just outside the shop.
 Stonechat - a showy bird.
 A panoramic shot outside the shop showing the passing shower complete with double rainbow.
 A couple of White-tailed Eagle passing the time.
 Young White-tailed Eagle flying past.

Thursday, 5 November 2015


I'm catching up with things eventually. A selection of photographs from throughout the month.

Bar-tailed Godwit is an annual bird on Mull but we don't get many.
 Black-tailed Godwit is much commoner.
 Some nice views of Red Deer through the month.
 Golden Eagle with a full crop.
 Golden Eagle on the hunt.
 Grey Heron sunbathing.
 Great Northern Diver with a flattie.
 Greenshank on it's own.
 Greenshank in triplicate.
 Hooded Crow is a popular bird.
 Raven having lunch.
 Skylark - look at the plumage on that!
 Sparrowhawk - just stunning.
 A migrant Whinchat.
 There had to a White-tailed Eagle too.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Two months.

July and August produced another good batch of photos.
Adders were seen regularly.
 Common Buzzard on a rock for a change.
 Common Blue taken with mobile phone.
 Common Sandpiper.
 Red Deer in velvet.
 Emperor Moth caterpillar.
 Golden Eagles had a poor year...
 ...but they showed well.
 Hen Harrier avoiding the Hoodie.
 Lesser Redpoll.
 Nuthatch was a surprise bird.
 Osprey hung around for the season.
 Otter with a fish tongue!
 Otter heading for a culvert.
 Snipe chipping.
 Swallow stretching.
 White-tailed Eagle coming in to land.
 Just the one youngster this year but she's a big one.
 WT Eagle flying over.