Friday, 30 November 2012

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Coal Tit

Kingseat - no Waxwings, but a nice Coal Tit

and a wee bonus


-1.5 Pretty much just Woodies now. Even hope of interesting Bunting is fading. Eyes mostly on the water for Divers and Grebes now. Goldeneyes increasing gradually.


overhead Cormorant

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

More Woodies

Chilly morning, ice on the car. Interesting clouds but not much else. From above Cruicks quarry 100s of gulls moving north across the landscape. Three deer feeding in the fields behind Prestonhill Quarry. Not much birdwise - just one ball of Woodies going NE.

Woodies NE. Estimated 100, actual 106
Lenticular clouds
And some more
For scale
Snowy hills
Letham Hill Wood over Cruicks and Prestonhill Quarries

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Woodies on the move

Cloudy horizon east

Woodpigeons SW over Inverkeithing

Few Oycs upstream on dropping tide


Thursday, 22 November 2012

Turkey, late October 2012

Besiktas versus Trabzonspor - well, you can't go birding all the time!

Büyükçekmece - local patch. Quarry entrance
Cetti's Warbler, Kingfishers, Waders, Gulls, Ravens, Raptors, Vismig

Büyükçekmece, Karasu Viaduct
Wildfowl, Gulls, Terns, Waders, Herons, Spoonbill, excellent Vismig

Kavak Delta, Gallipoli
Steppe, Marsh, Scrub, Shore
1000's waders, Herons, Gull-billed Tern, Red Kite
Pelican, Wildfowl, Tawny Pipit

The Bridge of Wonder, Kumkale
Spur-winged Plover,  Citrine Wagtail

Büyükçekmece Quarry, home of fly-tipping and winter Wallcreeper
Büyükçekmece, View from Quarry rim


One of two Guillemots feeding just outside Inverkeithing harbour, 21/11/2012