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Biking Birder 2015 - A cycle ride to every RSPB and WWT reserve. (2 Viewers)

Wood Warblers are fairly easy at Killiechonate Woods, on the south side of the river at Spean Bridge.

Thanks Neil - will pass on to Gary. Is that the wood on the immediate opposite bank to Spean Bridge or the one southwest of Killiechonate itself? Thanks
 
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I think it's probably all the same wood, but we saw them this year from the small car park which is on the minor road east from Spean Bridge, south of the river, just after it crosses the railway. Grid ref would be approx. 228 815.
 
I think it's probably all the same wood, but we saw them this year from the small car park which is on the minor road east from Spean Bridge, south of the river, just after it crosses the railway. Grid ref would be approx. 228 815.

Cheers Neil
 
Doubt Wood Warblers will be singing much (if at all) by now, but listen out for contact call, like a short single version of the piuu-piuu-piuu song.
 
He seems to have used a lot of time/effort just to get White Tailed Eagle especially as he got Corncrake further south? Golden Eagle easy enough near Garten and other year ticks common on Shetland. Surely better to get the rares on the east coast :)
 
Advice taken about how easy White-tailed Eagle is this year around Findhorn et al - only things that time is ticking on at present is the scoter and eider which will hopefully linger until the end of the month. There is also the majesty of the Western Isles and Gary is keen that this year is an experience and not just a tick-a-thon.
 
Back to Coll again today, this time connecting with the Category C2 population of Snow Geese (#265). Due to ferry timetables he won't get back to Oban until late tomorrow.
 
Gary spent the day at Insh Marshes yesterday - unfortunately no Spotted Crake and no Wood Warbler at the site highlighted by Neil.

Now a question of tidying up Caper, Ptarmigan, Crested Tit and Osprey and on to Murcar for the scoter and eider via Burghead for the White-billed Diver.
 
Gary spent the day at Insh Marshes yesterday - unfortunately no Spotted Crake and no Wood Warbler at the site highlighted by Neil.

Now a question of tidying up Caper, Ptarmigan, Crested Tit and Osprey and on to Murcar for the scoter and eider via Burghead for the White-billed Diver.

Two of the above secured today with Osprey at Loch Insh (#266) followed by Ptarmigan up Cairn Gorm (#267). Now off to stake out the feeders at Loch Garten!
 
Crested Tit safely secured today (#269) presumably at Loch Garten; Gary didn't mention the location. Just the elusive Capercaille outstanding.
 
Crested Tit safely secured today (#269) presumably at Loch Garten; Gary didn't mention the location. Just the elusive Capercaille outstanding.

Thanks Phil,

Heard then seen along a track just north of Loch Morlich. Since then pished three more, one south of Loch Morlich and two in the Abernethy north of Loch Garten. Phoyo of the last one is on my facebook pageL-

https://www.facebook.com/bikingbirder2015/

or the blog (well, will be in a bit!)

http://bikingbirder2016.blogspot.co.uk/

Crested tit is bird number 268 btw. Phil is giving me one extra.... Hopefully won't neeb it when it comes to December 31st.

Thanks to everyone for your support and help.

Now where are those capers? :t:
 
Thanks Phil,

Heard then seen along a track just north of Loch Morlich. Since then pished three more, one south of Loch Morlich and two in the Abernethy north of Loch Garten. Phoyo of the last one is on my facebook pageL-

https://www.facebook.com/bikingbirder2015/

or the blog (well, will be in a bit!)

http://bikingbirder2016.blogspot.co.uk/

Crested tit is bird number 268 btw. Phil is giving me one extra.... Hopefully won't neeb it when it comes to December 31st.

Thanks to everyone for your support and help.

Now where are those capers? :t:

Sorry mate - getting a bit carried away!

Good luck in following up a Caper lead provided courtesy of a BF regular
 
Thanks Phil,

Heard then seen along a track just north of Loch Morlich. Since then pished three more, one south of Loch Morlich and two in the Abernethy north of Loch Garten. Phoyo of the last one is on my facebook pageL-

https://www.facebook.com/bikingbirder2015/

or the blog (well, will be in a bit!)

http://bikingbirder2016.blogspot.co.uk/

Crested tit is bird number 268 btw. Phil is giving me one extra.... Hopefully won't neeb it when it comes to December 31st.

Thanks to everyone for your support and help.

Now where are those capers? :t:


Was going to say what a pity you aren't doing a blog ... but you are?! How on earth did I miss that?

:eek!:
 
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