Thought we'd go for a run round some local farming roads today, in the hope of picking up some winter thrushes and finches. No luck on them at all really.
Sadly I noticed that the road down to Clunie Church, at the west end of Clunie Loch now has a barrier, so was not able to get down there to see any water birds. Don't know when that happened!
Very few birds in view at all. A small flock of Jackdaws, a couple of Crows and a few more Rooks with a single Pheasant was all that section produced.
So we crossed the main road from Blair to Dunkeld and headed up the hill on that side. A bit more interesting, after we'd stopped for lunch beside a wood with a lovely display of Snowdrops. Nothing heard or seen there though.
Off we set again along a narrow road. Then I jammed on the brakes for there flying above a field were two Red Kite, obviously a pair as they seemed to be displaying. We soon lost them behind some trees but they came back into view again a few times but were rather distant for my camera, but managed a couple of identifiable shots.
Continuing on after a while we came to a cottage where I think they must have bird feeders, as there were quite a few Chaffinch around but a star there was a single male Yellowhammer. Sadly no pic of him as he departed as soon as I'd stopped the car.