Wednesday, 10 July 2013


Decided to take the car today instead of bike for fear that it will be another scorcher. Cycling uphill in 28 degrees is not a lot of fun. Fortunately this alignment of stars brought me to Inverkeithing with a scope and an easterly breeze.I was hopeful that a Manxie or two would show up, but instead I got a nice "spooned" Pomarine Skua. It didn't stay too long, being dive-bombed by everything that flew past, before heading off east. There were also the first post-breeding Great Crested Grebes and three summer/breeding/alternate plumaged Red-throated Divers.

Sadly my attempts at even a record shot failed badly. Too dark, too far away, too much noise on the image at high ISO.

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