Blog #3 – Linn Park

In the middle of December I heard about some waxwings that were spotted at my local patch (Linn Park) so I went down for a look.


When I arrived at the park it was a cloudy but not too cold; I headed off down the path next to the river that would lead me to the bridge where the waxwings had been spotted.


No sooner had I arrived at the river when I spotted a Sparrowhawk overhead chasing a small bird.  In the river there were two dippers feeding in the water and then suddenly, out of nowhere, two kingfishers appeared flying along the water’s edge; both flew into a tree and then began moving up and down the stretch of river in front of me.  It was a great sight and lasted for about 40 minutes. I followed them up and down the bank and eventually managed to get a shot of a male one in a tree.












While I was following them around two grey wagtails flew past and then went to hide in amongst the vegetation. After I got a picture of the kingfisher he flew away and I started trying to get some photos of the dippers feeding mid-stream which was really difficult. I got a few decent shots, but not as close as I would have liked.


Then I went on search for the waxwings. I walked around a nearby village which had lots of berry trees where I was expecting to see them but unfortunately they didn’t show; but hey I had a great chocolate bar from the village!


Even though I didn’t manage to get a photo of the grey wagtails or a decent one of the dipper it was still extraordinary to see them. I still managed to get a decent one of the kingfishers. It was unfortunate that I wasn’t able to see the waxwings but still had a great day.

9 thoughts on “Blog #3 – Linn Park”

  1. Hi Michael, thank you for visiting my blog and liking a post. Wish I had your talent for capturing nature’s beauty. The best I can do is “point and push button”. I love your pictures and look forward to your future posts.

  2. Hi Michael, thank you for visiting my blog and brining your blog to my attention. You are an amazing photographer! And you live in one of my favorite countries, Scotland!! I look forward to follow you. Cheers from Ohio, Johanna

    1. Thanks very much, everyone is good at something if they stick at it and if they enjoy it like photography.

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