Crested tit

The bird I was after at Loch Garten was a crested tit. My friend Ian was kind enough to lend me his 7D and 600mm prime lens to help me out! (see his and Paulines excellent images here: Pauline and Ian’s Zenfolio). With his help I managed a few shots, including this one. As you…

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Robin

A quick shot from the Loch Garten feeders. I went all the way up to the Highlands of Scotland and photographed….a robin. It looked so nice in the sun I couldn’t resist pressing the shutter! Related posts: EJ the osprey at RSPB Loch Garten video Common toads by a loch – Bufo bufo Coal tit…

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Mountain Hares

When up in a Cairngorms I hoped to see Mountain Hares. I managed a few shots, and this was probably the best shot. I was expecting shots more like this! I even had another one pose briefly by the road. It moved off and poked its head over the snow. Related posts: Ptarmigan and mountain…

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First slow worms of the year

I found my first reptiles of the year this morning: some slow worms. They were fairly sluggish, at least to start with, so I got a few shots of them before they slithered off. Related posts: Migrant Hawker in flight and slow worm First (scarce?) emerald damselfly of the year Heron and waterfall at Levens,…

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Great tit, treecreeper and Chaffinch

Some more photos photos from Loch Garten. A great tit posed, looking right at me, which gives a bit of a different perspective. A treecreeper landed in a pine tree and I managed a couple of grab shots as it searched for food. And a chaffinch posed on the twig. Related posts: Crested tit, coal…

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