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    Common Whitethroat
  2. Spotted Flycatcher

    Spotted Flycatcher

    It's a very cold frosty morning and daaaark!!!! As promised, trawling through my archives and got this wee one from my digiscoping days. I'd been on a Scottish Bash to Strathspey and I stopped in a layby which had lots of trees in the hope that I'd see one of these, they seem to be getting...
  3. Lesser Yellowlegs

    Lesser Yellowlegs

    AAP This was my other lifer from that Bash. Unfortunately, I just didn't seem able to focus on it - I took loads of pictures, and kept trying to re-focus but it just wouldn't work for some reason. I see the rocks behind are in focus though! However, being a Lifer, it's going in my Gallery, as...
  4. Common Gull

    Common Gull

    AAP Away back when this shot and I thought it was time to have some more practise with flight shots. We'd headed over the Cairnwell towards Braemar. We sat beside the river for a cuppy where several Common Gulls were flying about, this was my best effort.
  5. Glen Muick

    Glen Muick

    Homeward bound after the Bash - I set off sort of north and west to Huntly then headed south to Royal Deeside. In all the years I've lived in the area, I've never been to Glen Muick so decided the time was right. What a lovely drive up onto the moor. Sorry it's not a sea view Eric;)
  6. Curlew


    The Bash broke up early afternoon but I was staying over, so took myself back to the Walkmill hide until it got too dark to see much. I was rather pleased when this Curlew came probing the mud in front of the hide. A nice guy came in with his grandson and he was helping me with some camera...
  7. Sea Watching (or my version)

    Sea Watching (or my version)

    From the Ythan we went off to Collieston for a sea watching session. The fit members climbed up the cliff to sit in the gale force wind - I was a bit more sensible... or rather didn't think I could manage to climb the near vertical rocks! Jacq came down and helped put me on to some Harbour...
  8. Blackdog


    Just north of Aberdeen is a village called Blackdog which has been the home to a Black Scoter for most of this year. So late afternoon we trundled down there for a look-see, this picture is of a burn that cuts through the dunes. It was a walk too far for me, but everyone else connected with...
  9. Cairnbulg


    This is the view at Cairnbulg Point. Those distant rocks were covered with gulls, which the keener amongst us spent some time studying - I studied a ladybird which landed on me! It brought back memories of a long ago winter break in the area - one evening we watched a distant starling display...
  10. Here they come!

    Here they come!

    After the Crane had flown off, we went down to the shore at Cairnbulg, to the north of Strathbeg to see what was around there, Grey Plover and my first Little Stint for a few years. Unfortunately it was just too far for my wee camera. I suddenly heard the squeaks of a skein of Pinkfeet and...