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burnie

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Went to Broughty Ferry for a walk along the beach, amongst the many feeding Razorbills was my first Great Northern Diver of the winter.
 

Stonefaction

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I spent 4 hours on Dundee Law around a month ago watching as migrants passed overhead ( Skywatching In The Sunshine (8/9/21) ) and had been meaning to do so again. As rain was forecast for mid-morning I decided to spend a couple of hours there today. Things were a lot quieter than last month's visit but there were birds on the move - Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, Song Thrushes, Mistle Thrushes, Reed Buntings, Redwing, Siskin and lots of Pink Footed Geese. There were also Chaffinches and Bullfinches which may have been local birds rather than migrants, or a mix of both. A young Peregrine and a young Sparrowhawk also put in appearances but the best bird of all was a rather unexpected Hawfinch (my second Dundee Hawfinch following on from one on 6/10/20 over Riverside Nature Park). Things quietened down significantly after about 0930. I was there from 0810 till 1040 and am hoping to make an earlier start sometimes soon for more vis-mig. The light was pretty poor so the photos aren't up to much but as they are only really intended for confirming IDs they're passable.
 

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delia todd

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I had my first winter visitor of the year in the garden today - a Mistle Thrush rattling away.

I know they're about all year, but they only visit the garden in the winter months. Plenty of berries for them to go at this year.
 

burnie

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Whilst on the river Isla near Coupar Angus I had a Dipper for company along with half a dozen Whooper Swans on the field opposite. Huge numbers of Redwings and Fieldfares a bit closer to home on the way back near Glamis.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia

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