About a month ago I submitted an application to attend the BTO Bird and Nature Camp 2017 at the BTO headquarters in Thetford England. Last Friday I was delighted to get an email telling me that I had a place. I was/am SO excited!!
On the same day as my previous blog about Waxwings I discovered something amazing so decided to write a separate blog about it.
When I was looking back through the photographs I’d taken of the Waxwings in Motherwell the day after New Year, I discovered that one of the birds had 5 rings on its legs.
On New Year’s Day I went to the James Hamilton Heritage Park in Stewartfield, East Kilbride to try out my new scope. I didn’t expect to see much because it’s only a small loch.
It was freezing and there was a lot of ice but surprisingly there were a lot of bird species around. I only had to walk a quarter of the way round until I saw some Scaup. I didn’t even need to set up the scope at this point because three of them were only a couple of metres away which gave me the chance to get a few close up photos.
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.
Welcome to my first blog. My name is Michael Sinclair and I’m a young photographer from Scotland. For my first blog I decided to write about some of the October week which I mainly spent in the Cairngorms (Scottish Highlands).