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.
Continue reading Blog #9 -Highland Adventure
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.
Continue reading Blog #8 – Waxwings!
It was coming up to the end of January so I decided to make the most of my last weekend of the month. Having set myself a very ambitious target to see 100 new species this year, I decided to go to a place called Ardmore Point (on the west coast of Scotland) hoping to see some new divers/ducks that could increase my monthly total of 7 new species so far this month.
Continue reading Blog #7 – An Unexpected Visitor
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!!
Continue reading Blog #6 – Northumberland Day Out
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.
Continue reading Blog #5 – A Fab Find