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ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

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    Wild in Aberdeen - City and Shire

    Today a group of us from the Aberdeen RSPB members group attempted a winter big day. 4 of us did a summer version in June, seeing 102 species so we were interested to see how we’d go with the reduced daylight. We started before dawn at Loch of Skene with the hope of seeing the Snow Goose which...
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    Montrose Basin and the surrounding area

    The Aberdeen and district RSPB group headed for Montrose yesterday on their latest outing. After the last RSPB outing being cancelled due to torrential rain, it was great to get out with the group again yesterday in much more pleasant weather. We started at the Tayock car park at the north-east...
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    Birds fae Torry

    I decided to join in the seawatching last night, although family commitments meant that I was a bit later arriving! Got there around 19:15, but the light was still good. Immediately saw a group of Manx Shearwaters going north, which ended up being the first of about 40 birds over 45 minutes...
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    Birds fae Torry

    I had a walk around St Fitticks on Sunday morning and there were 9 chicks with the female mallard when we walked past on the way back, having seen none on the way past earlier.
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    Corncrakes in Harris and North Uist

    We visited the Hebrides in May 2019, starting in Barra and working our way North, arriving in Barra on the 18th. One of my targets was Corncrake, and I remember thinking that I might struggle to see one. However we pulled in at the campsite on Barra on the first night, wound down the car window...
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    We had a walk up Kinnoul Hill in September and had a couple of Ravens fly past the viewpoint overlooking the Tay Valley. However, the highlight for me was probably the Nuthatch we saw whilst we were heading back down.
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    Birds fae Torry

    I had a quick sea watch at the foghorn around lunchtime today, whilst waiting to pick up the family later on. Highlight was probably the adult Little Gull feeding consistently directly offshore from the foghorn itself, hanging around for at least half an hour. Also a steady stream of Gannets...
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    Aviemore / Speyside

    Sounds like a good start to your trip. Don’t know if it’s too far from where you’re based, but Ben Rinnes near Dufftown is a good location for Ptarmigan, and I’ve also seen Golden Plover near the summit as well. When I was last up at the Findhorn valley we saw Merlin near the parking spot at...
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    Birds fae Torry

    I also visited the Battery yesterday, and spotted the willow warbler that you’ve photographed near the east side. The few people there at the time all commented on how brown it was, and how different it looked to a normal willow warbler. We assumed it looked darker due to being a bit damp, given...
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    Bird watching spots north east Scotland

    Not sure if this allowed, so please remove if not, but as you’ll see from the username, I offer tours in and around Aberdeenshire. Feel free to have a look at my Facebook page (Aberdeenshire bird tours) and get in touch once the current lockdown is over.
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    Magpies in Dundee

    Was passing through Dundee yesterday and there were 7 magpies in a tree to the West of the A90 opposite Fintry Drive.
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    Where to get good close up views of Manx shearwater

    We saw hundreds of Manx Shearwaters in May this year, when we took the ferry from Oban to Barra. It was a very calm day, so there were large flocks sitting on the water.
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    Black Duck at Strontian, Argyll

    American Black Duck seen today at the river mouth. Seemed to be paired up with a female mallard, sitting on the tidal grassland at the east of the river mouth.
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    Hello from Aberdeen

    Thanks Andrew I think we’ve met a couple of times around Girdleness, but most recent would have been a couple of years back. David
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    Hello from Aberdeen

    Thank you, I'll look out for info.
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    New Free App

    Downloaded this last week, and have to say I'm very impressed, although I'm hoping some more sites in the Hebrides get added soon, as I'm off there next month.
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    Hello from Aberdeen

    Hi from Aberdeen After a number of years browsing for info, decided to join, initially for info about the Tengmalm's owl in Shetland, but have now found lots of useful info here. I've been a birdwatcher for years, but when I was made redundant from my office job a few years back, I started up...