Tuesday 12 February 2008

Tues 12th Feb

The light here today has been really good, so the cameras have been out in action making the most of this spell of weather. The wren was taken on my return up the track from the hide at RSPB Loch Gruinart reserve. What an elusive bird it turned out to be as it preferred to skulk about in the background, rather than coming out into the better light and pose for me! I managed to get some other images of other birds, but they can wait for another entry!
The image of the Golden Eagle was also taken today by Malcolm Ogilvie, whilst he was out Goose counting! There were actually 2 Adults and one of last years youngsters together. One would have thought by now that the youngster would not have been in the vicinity of the eyrie as the birds will soon be laying again in the next 5 - 6 weeks.
It has been a good day for observing Raptors, as Catherine had a Sparrowhawk up at Killinallan and also a Merlin when returning from Ardnave late afternoon. On the floods at Gruinart I watched a Peregrine in pursuit of a Curlew, and surprisingly enough the Curlew got away safely!

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