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  1. Winter Visitor

    Winter Visitor

    I don't see too much of Herring Gulls through the summer. However, come September they're back until the spring. This was the first one I managed to photograph on a more distant neighbour's roof.
  2. Branching out

    Branching out

    A wee Robin sitting at the top of a Beech. I guess this should have been part of the hedge at one time, but it's slightly separated from it now. A lot of birds seem to like sitting there.
  3. Sunset Strip

    Sunset Strip

    After a rather d wet day, the evening finished with this. It was very nearly dark too.
  4. Stripey (SF)

    Stripey (SF)

    I'm presuming these are wasps, as I'm really not that great at telling the difference between them and hoverflies. Looking out at the neighbour's lean-to shed which I use as a bird table, I spotted things flying around so went and grabbed my camera. I did get some rather blurry images of them...
  5. Snuggled in

    Snuggled in

    Sometimes I can get that feeder to hang vertically, but seems this time I didn't quite get there. Don't think she minds too much though.
  6. Riparian Autumn 2021

    Riparian Autumn 2021

    One or two of you may recall that I take a picture of the trees along the riverside in the town here. I thought it would be interesting to compare any changes over the years. There's links to all the images below. Usually it's around the 24 October, but due to weather and other issues, it wasn't...
  7. What did you say!

    What did you say!

    I try to make the most of the Collared Doves when they're around, as they just disappear for months at a time. Loved the look on this one's face - looks like someone being told off for something he's always done LOL
  8. My occasional visitor

    My occasional visitor

    My occasional visitor seems to be coming a bit more regularly now; though still not around every day. Trust him to pick a dull wet day though!
  9. A bad hair day

    A bad hair day

    Not helped by the wet weather. However this style went on for weeks. I'm not sure if it's an odd moult or if he'd been in a battle with something. Thought this would do for my Saturday Fun entry this week. TTTW
  10. Loch Na Keal

    Loch Na Keal

  11. Wise


    What a surprise I had one morning. I heard a fluttering noise being my sofa and found this young Whitethroat beside my sage plant, trying to exit through the glass. It really was a surprise, as I've never seen or heard a Whitethroat in the garden before this. So not only a House Tick, but a...
  12. Perched woody

    Perched woody

    This pigeon seems to have taken possession of the new pole feeder. TTTW
  13. Almost framed

    Almost framed

    He just needed to shift to the left a bit LOL. I think Collared Doves are rather attractive, there's often one about, though not quite all the year. For a few months I may get two and, rarely, more come along; think the record has been four (so far LOL) TTTW
  14. And the catch

    And the catch

    I think its a vole... Guess it didn't stand a chance against the heron. The heron moved towards the pond, where it swallowed the prey. It then washed the blood off its its bill and settled to looking like nothing had happened.
  15. Gull a la swallow

    Gull a la swallow

    My first sight of a little gull. There were over a 100 gulls in the scrapes. Having had a good view of them swimming, I noticed a few gulls flying about. Turned out they were catching insects in flight. And you can see they were expert flyers. A couple of black headed gulls joined in. Have never...
  16. Surveying


    Birds have found a new perch in my garden on top of the feeder pole, quite a few have taken advantage of it now, with this Wood Pigeon being the latest. Shows up well against the beech leaves, doesn't he. TTTW
  17. Coming back

    Coming back

    Early every summer the Coal Tits disappear for a few months. This was the first one to return, in the middle of August. TTTW
  18. Dining


    Caught this wee Blue Tit on top of my feeder pole showing so clearly how they hold a seed between their toes to eat. TTTW
  19. Early evening

    Early evening

    Blairgowrie's setting sun. The view from my flat looking at the tree-covered hill at the back of the town.
  20. Window shopping

    Window shopping

    Five juvenile Blue Tits, can't remember for sure, but think this may be a bit of a record for my window feeders. This lot making use of all but the coconut shell, though that is popular usually as well. Within a week of this they'd all disappeared, probably out into the countryside. Middle end...
  21. Four's a Rabble

    Four's a Rabble

    I'm not sure that another sparrow could have got onto that feeder. I went through a phase of having to refill the fat balls a couple of times a day, between the sparrows and starlings they could eat them all in a couple of hours. A few days after this picture, the birds had all gone, not to be...
  22. Grey Plover.jpg

    Grey Plover.jpg

    Winter plumage Gry Plover
  23. A red gape?

    A red gape?

    This appears to be a young Dunnock, but I've little experience with seeing fledgings. This one appears to have a red gape - I wonder if that is normal for them.
  24. Phantom Robin

    Phantom Robin

    What with one thing and another.... on top of a major laptop breakdown, I've very few images at the moment of local birds. Here's one that escaped the crash by still being on my camera LOL. Out with my friend to Craighall and he tried to take a picture of this young Robin on the gatepost...
  25. Hungry horde

    Hungry horde

    During August and early September most of the birds desert my garden but every now and then a whole load of Starlings descend. Here's just a portion of them, think there were about 3 times as many as I've got here. Right little piggies for my SF picture. TTTW