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

saturday fun

  1. Turbine and Kestrel

    Turbine and Kestrel

    This Kestrel seems to be either getting cooled off or is trying to create a breeze to make the turbine blades move LOL Sorry it's a bit oof, but that turbine is about a mile away, don't really know how far the Kes is. One thing I'd been looking forward to with this camera was trying to take...
  2. Dust bathing Round 4

    Dust bathing Round 4

    No, you didn't miss rounds 2 and 3, I've omitted them!! The Skylark kept up his dust bathing for ages, gradually getting closer to us. It really was so entertaining to watch. This picture is towards the end of his last go at it. Saturday Fun
  3. Bliss

    Bliss

    We had a wonderful session on my Up the Hill patch a couple of weeks ago. Not just one but two pairs of Wheatears were just arrived and this Eurasian Skylark spent ages enjoying a dust bath! I really liked this pose I captured. Saturday Fun Sorry to be so late with this, as I was half way...
  4. Hungry

    Hungry

    I don't often get pictures of Great Crested Grebe, at least not good ones, but this guy was a little closer than normal. He'd caught a huuuge fish and seemed to be having trouble swallowing it, but it disappeared eventually. Anyone able to ID it? Saturday Fun
  5. Shy

    Shy

    What a thrill it was to see a Yellowhammer after such a long time; think it was way back in May last year since one had visited the Mause feeders. Didn't give much of a view though, did he LOL Saturday Fun
  6. Do you think he'll mind....

    Do you think he'll mind....

    ..... if I go and get some? At our Mause feeders, this cheeky Coal Tit, looked like he was sizing up the risk of being caught by the Chaffinch LOL. Saturday fun
  7. Better not go fishing

    Better not go fishing

    A couple of weekends ago we decided to go up to Glenshee to see if, for once, I could get a glimpse of Ptarmigan in their winter dress. But, as usual, as we climbed to the top the cloud was right down to the road. Cup of coffee later, we changed tack and decided to take the long road home by a...
  8. Gate Crasher

    Gate Crasher

    It was so pleasing to have Long-tailed Tits, visiting our new Mause feeders. However, this Blue Tit thinks "they're not going to stop me getting fed, however many of them there are!!" Saturday Fun
  9. Let's Twist Again

    Let's Twist Again

    We had a bit a frustrating day the other week. Decided to go to Balgavies reserve near Forfar. When we arrived it was to find the car park closed, with no other information. We went to the viewpoint car park just along the road and sat there with a cup of coffee. Then moved on driving round a...
  10. Some birds....

    Some birds....

    ..... can be tricky to identify from the back, unless you get a handy head turn. Not so with Long-tailed Tits LOL, they can't be mistaken for anything else in our trees. In addition they usually arrive mob-handed. Saturday Fun
  11. Going Boss-eyed

    Going Boss-eyed

    A Great Spotted Woodpecker wondering what on earth is stuck on the end of her bill and how the heck to get rid of it! Saturday Fun
  12. An "Ouch" Shot

    An "Ouch" Shot

    My friend had phoned me and said he was watching a load of finches, including Brambling, along near the town's water treatment plant. So off I went to meet up with him. Of course, by the time I'd got there they'd all gone, just left with a few Rooks! After a while I decided to move down the...
  13. A Tight Squeeze

    A Tight Squeeze

    Caught feeding from the fence feeder this Australian Ringneck or Twenty-eight Parrot. There really doesn't seem to be much room, even for his head, to get into that feeder, does there LOL Saturday Fun
  14. Africa meets Australia

    Africa meets Australia

    Another from our Torndirrup drive. Walking round a headland we came across some rather wonderful rock formations. This one I called Hippo Rock. Looked just like a Pigmy Hippo rock-climbing! Saturday Fun
  15. When you can't understand the instructions

    When you can't understand the instructions

    Back in the autumn we went for a drive in the hills between Blairgowrie and Dunkeld. We stopped at a place where we'd seen Kites in the Spring. He thought he could see something in the trees way up on the hill. I couldn't work out where he meant. I said "do you mean in the birch trees or the...
  16. Clods of earth

    Clods of earth

    My friend and I set off last Sunday, a bit unsure where to go, but first of all we went to investigate the flooded areas between Alyth and Meigle, from which I picked up a few year ticks. Then we went on a drive round the hills towards Kinnordy. On route we stopped to scan around some stubble...
  17. Upside-down Living

    Upside-down Living

    Much to my delight a Eurasian Treecreeper has become a fairly regular visitor to the Mause feeders. For so many years I'd been unable to get even a half-decent picture of one. Now I seem to be doing a little better with this P900. They must have a strong grip to defy gravity in this way LOL...
  18. Balance beam

    Balance beam

    This Common Pheasant seems to be getting quite brave now - I've not seen him on the top rail before, the lower one once, but he usually reaches up to it to grab any spilt seed. Really not sure how he manages to keep his balance up there LOL. Back home now, hopefully the end of hospital visits...
  19. Cock Fighting

    Cock Fighting

    One of our Sunday day's out we decided on Balintore Glen. A little over half way along, we'd stopped to watch a load of Red Kite flying around, when suddenly Ken spotted these two cock Pheasants. The were putting up quite a fight!! Got a great view of one of them and what it looks like under...
  20. My tree

    My tree

    I spotted this picture on a scroll through some images last night and it so reminded me of the Sycamore Gap Tree beside Hadrian's Wall, which was vandalised by being completely chopped down one night in September. Such a shame for this iconic place. The National Trust are trying to decide what...
  21. Not impressed

    Not impressed

    A Mute Swan was play-acting beside a couple of mates... but they don't seem to be enjoying the fun as much as he was. A rather distant view at Kinnordy in September. Saturday Fun
  22. A nice reminder..

    A nice reminder..

    On the fence behind the car, so rather difficult to get at, was a sweet wee juvenile Northern Wheatear, still with a bit of a fluffy look. I thought I'd post this as a rather nice reminder of warmer summer days, which seem to be so far behind us and such a long way off into the future! It's 10...
  23. Nice deodorant this one

    Nice deodorant this one

    Wandering the country roads above Blairgowrie, I wondered what the blob was on top of a dead tree. Turned out to be a Common Starling, a juvenile changing into his winter spots. Saturday Fun
  24. Gone missing

    Gone missing

    When I pulled the curtains back one September morning, my first thought was... "what on earth has happened to the top seed tray. Took me a few minutes to spot it. Funnily enough, same thing this morning. Who is vandalising my feeding station? Anyway can you spot the missing seed tray. Saturday Fun
  25. Just can't get at it!!!

    Just can't get at it!!!

    A Great Spotted Woodpecker was exploring a treehole with some determination. Guess there was something good to get at LOL Saturday fun
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