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  1. Who's  a pretty boy then?

    Who's a pretty boy then?

    These male Common Pheasant really are so attractive when seen in their proper habitat, aren't they. This is a regular visitor to the Mause feeders, having a great time picking up what has fallen either by our clumsy hands or the habits of the birds who constantly drop seeds LOL.
  2. 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
  3. Newly independent

    Newly independent

    Up at the Mause feeders in the middle of August, I found this juvenile European Robin. Doesn't seem too far off from showing his more adult plumage, does he. What a cutie he is.
  4. 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...
  5. Spot the Shrike

    Spot the Shrike

    A beautiful but chilly afternoon sitting on a rock waiting ......... then it showed for a good long time, I walked away first :)
  6. The Glaikit Raven

    The Glaikit Raven

    This bird was calling loudly and staring down at the ground below and as I approached, flew towards me, over my head and back ....... twice! Raven? Huge beak and really gruff call, anyone seen this behaviour before?
  7. First for a while

    First for a while

    We got to the lochan on my patch and I found a couple of Tufted Duck enjoying themselves. It's a long time since I'd seen them there. They first bred there on my patch back in 2006. But after a few years they just seemed to stop coming.
  8. 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
  9. Treecreeper creeping

    Treecreeper creeping

    The treecreeper has decided to return to the trees outside the window :)
  10. Angry bird

    Angry bird

    A ruckus outside caught my attention, this Mistle Thrush was shouting and having a go at and just about everything else in the garden!
  11. Young ones

    Young ones

    On our way up to the Patch towards the end of September we found a few Barn Swallows on the overhead wires. From this picture it looks like there's two ages of youngsters here... the one on the left looks far more advanced than the one on the right?
  12. 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
  13. Here today, gone tomorrow, that's me!

    Here today, gone tomorrow, that's me!

    A glance out the window and I noticed a different looking Chaffinch in the crowd!
  14. Black Guillemot off Fort George

    Black Guillemot off Fort George

    Every time I visit my mother in Ardersier, I walk around the shoreline at Fort George, weather and tides permitting, this was a cold, windy but sunny morning and two birds kept appearing near the shore, I didn't know at the time what they were, I just caught this one popping up behind a wave crest.
  15. Another farewell

    Another farewell

    This Red Squirrel had been a constant visitor for a few years at the Craighall feeders (at least I think it was the same one). Sadly this was the last time we saw him in mid July. So both the squirrels have gone and so far nothing has moved in to replace them at either feeding station.
  16. 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
  17. Grey Partridge parent

    Grey Partridge parent

    The reason I was looking out the window and saw the Mistle Thrush, the partridge family came to visit
  18. Morning visitor

    Morning visitor

    Just happened to look out the window and .....
  19. Balancing


    Off up to my Patch again. Didn't see much but had quite a bit sitting on wires as we approached. First was a Meadow Pipit, giving a rather nice pose. Sorry, I just completely forgot that yesterday was Saturday!
  20. Like dipping for apples

    Like dipping for apples

    This Wood Pigeon decided he'd stand on the feeder tray in order to reach the hanging seed feeder... plenty in the tray of course LOL. However, as he touched the feeder it swung away from him, much to his consternation!!
  21. "Now that looks too big for you"

    "Now that looks too big for you"

    A young, but growing up fast, Robin has picked up a little suet nugget, but it looks rather large for his mouth. He did drop it a couple of shots later and looked as if he really wasn't sure about it LOL. The first picture I've taken of a young one for what seems like a very long time...
  22. Not very tuneful

    Not very tuneful

    On our way Up the Hill there were some young Barn Swallows on the overhead wires, which we stopped to photograph. In the past I'd have struggled to get them all in as there were so many. So jam-packed in it was impossible to count them. This time the struggle was because they're so spaced out...
  23. Why on earth did I

    Why on earth did I

    Take a picture of some sheep dung? Took me ages to realise I'd actually managed to get a bird in the shot. This was taken up on my Patch last month. Can you spot it and name it for a bonus point? Saturday Fun
  24. Farewell visit

    Farewell visit

    The last day of June and this was the last time we have seen the Red Squirrel at the feeders. At first I thought they might have young to raise, but they've still not been back. Much the same story at the other feeding station, no sign of one there either, for rather longer too. I rather fear...
  25. A tight squeeze

    A tight squeeze

    I just managed to squeeze the camera through a gap between a peanut feeder on the left and a large post on the right to get this picture of a juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker. Both the feeder and post were well out of focus but I had enough pixels to be able to crop them out. This was one of...