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  1. Working towards the next generation

    Working towards the next generation

    I managed to get to Kinnordy at last and got into the hide. The last time I attempted this the car park was full of construction vehicles as they're 'improving' the path to Kirriemuir. Seems they have now moved on to the second phase, further along. Anyway.... I got into the Gullery hide to see...
  2. Nectar gatherer

    Nectar gatherer

    On my way back to the car, I spotted a couple of bumblebees feeding on, what I think is, a knapweed flower. And I think this is a White-tailed Bumblebee, but happy to be corrected.
  3. Clinging on

    Clinging on

    The Great Tit left and was immediately followed by a Blue Tit.... typically a quick grab and fly, the pictures either side of this one were too blurred to be used LOL
  4. Take-over


    The very next picture after the last one I showed you, the Great Tit had landed on the peanut box!
  5. Oh, oh!!

    Oh, oh!!

    I managed to fit in a very long overdue visit to Kinnordy, what with the long holiday, then winter weather with the lockdown, it was nearly a year since I'd last been there. Unfortunately the hides weren't open (and still aren't BTW), so you can't get views over the water. However, the feeding...
  6. Evil look

    Evil look

    This Wood Pigeon had just landed on the water for a drink when he took off and flew directly towards us in the hide. His wing 'headlights' remind me of the machine guns on a plane's wing. Never seen a pigeon go into the middle of the water for a drink, only wading at the edge?
  7. In case you were wondering

    In case you were wondering

    .... this is what it was like when I was trying to photograph the Sandpiper!!! After it had eased off, I had to leave to go to Forfar to get my week's shopping (good shops there). As I travelled east, I could see there was a huge cloud over the town and thought.... hmmmm raining there...
  8. Wet 'Piper

    Wet 'Piper

    It was very dull when I got to Kinnordy that day, very threatening black clouds. Within a short time the heavens opened (you can see the drops bouncing off the water)! But what was I to do, there were two Sandpipers sitting on the raft, not together unfortunately, and a year tick!
  9. Not very co-operative

    Not very co-operative

    Mostly he had his back to me, just the one picture where he gave me a profile shot. I'd not seen any Redshanks for a few weeks, don't know where they'd been.
  10. Bluey


    At the beginning of the short path to the Gullery Hide is a feeder. I sometime put some feed on the ledge when I go in.... I can only just reach up to do that... I'd never manage to get the lid raised to put nuts in LOL There's often a Red Squirrel there, but I've not been lucky enough to...
  11. Surveying his patch

    Surveying his patch

    Thought he is being very brave, this is close to the new Marsh Harrier nest position. This is a very distant picture, I saw something sitting on the fallen tree and took a picture to check what it was (I'd initially thought it was a harrier, as the male likes to sit round there now). Very...
  12. Common?


    Rather distant, flying over the fields at the back of the reserve, but this was the first Common Gull I'd seen at the reserve since April, so wanted to record it.
  13. Big and not so big

    Big and not so big

    The other end of the raft some Mallards were joined by a Mute Swan for a grooming session.
  14. Rafting


    The following week's visit started with Oystercatchers. This one seems to be using it as a view point.
  15. A FOS at last

    A FOS at last

    For weeks I knew these guys were around as I'd heard them singing... but try as I might, I wasn't able to get a picture. This was the only one I managed and sadly it was rather distant. It was a picture taken of a blob in the hope that it was LOL
  16. I couldn't not...

    I couldn't not...

    ..... show you a Swan picture from that visit. Well these two are actually 'at it' LOL. Well it is early summer!!
  17. Fresh and new

    Fresh and new

    To the sides of the hide are some willow trees and other shrubber. Heard a call and investigated through the windows and here was this delightful wee guy.... seems to have just come out of the nest in the last day and feeling rather hungry LOL TTTW
  18. Distant


    Doesn't this Osprey look tiny!! He's sitting on the feeding pole on the far side of the loch. Well you might see him if you get your magnifying glass out LOL. Not sure why I didn't zoom in on him to take this picture.
  19. Something in the water?

    Something in the water?

    ..... for I found another legless Heron!! A rather wetter year this year, and the grass and bogbean was growing apace.
  20. Under sail

    Under sail

    Sorry for posting another swan today, but I do love seeing them in this pose, and can't resist taking pictures!!!
  21. Hunting


    Don't think I've shown you an Osprey for a bit. This one came fairly close to the hide, but I managed to get the sky rather pale.
  22. Dressed in white

    Dressed in white

    Moved on to the reserve and the hide; swans never let me down do they. Actually a swan was the very first bird a digiscoped with the old Nikon Coolpix 990. Oh how long ago that seems now.
  23. I didn't realise...

    I didn't realise...

    .... this was a youngster until I looked at the picture just now. A bit distant and I just clicked away at a blob hoping to ID it later.
  24. In the long grass

    In the long grass

    Also at that end of the reserve was an Oystercatcher, not on the marsh but in a paddock that borders the road. The blurry lines are the fence wires, sorry about that. I've no idea if there was a nest around there though.
  25. Hungry


    The next visit to Kinnordy I stopped at the west end for a scan around and spotted this Roe Deer in the middle of the marsh. Sadly s/he never stopped eating!! Very distant, so a full zoom and sadly not too well in focus.