Today was absolutely fantastic as my dad and I met up with Fiona Austin who we previously met at Boat of Garten but had kept in touch with! She is an amazing photographer and a really nice person!
A couple of Waxwings were spotted at the junction between Quarry Street/Tuphall Road, Hamilton. They were reported to have been showing reasonably well.
As i’m sure lots of you are aware, there will be a walk for wildlife in Hyde Park, London on the 22nd of September. Many people are gathering to show their support for wildlife and to try and get the government to do more for our wildlife.
The weather in the highlands had started getting milder so I decided to take the chance to get some photos before most of the snow had melted.
I had recently been to Cardwell Bay near Port Glasgow where I met someone who told me that there were some interesting species around in the highlands like Snow Buntings, Ptarmigan, and Red Grouse in addition to a host of more common species. So, this weekend I went up to Grantown-on-Spey with my family where we stayed in the Grant Arms Hotel. The hotel is has a dedicated Wildlife and Birdwatching club and holds nightly talks and has experts on-hand to advise on good local sites to visit.
It was the school mid-term holiday in February, so I decided to use this time off to do some more wildlife photography.
I’d recently got a new app (Bird Guides) which gives me real-time information on bird locations and it was telling me there were some Waxwings less than half an hour away at Hamilton; so I set off to find them. This time I was hoping to get some photos of them actually feeding on berries.