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Friday, June 19, 2015

A first on the table

Today i was a bit shocked to find a Bull Finch on the bird table when i opened the curtains this morning. Although i did spot it in the trees a few weeks ago i have never seen it down in the garden let alone on the bird table or on the floor just a few feet from the back door.
I scared it off with the movement of the curtains but within 5 minutes it was back. It didn’t stay long, maybe one minute in all, but as it happened it turned out to be a good day.

With my interest sparked i kept a close look out for it but it didn’t return. Then with a mass exodus of the smaller usual visitors a Greater Spotted Woodpecker landed . Again i have never seen it on the bird table although it spends many a happy hour up high in the trees across the way.

My usual visitors are Chaffinch, Blue and Great Tits, Robin, Dunnock, Blackbird, Starling, the odd Sparrow, the occasional Jay, many Goldfinches and a couple of Doves. So i was particularly pleased to see another first timer, the now rare Coal Tit.

I managed a few pictures but these were taken through the window and without a tripod so they do lose a bit of clarity.

 I wasn’t going to put this image of the Goldfinch in as i had the camera settings wrong but i actually quite like the contrast so i left it in.

Just a guess but i think i have been getting these visitors on the table because they have young to feed and its an easy food source.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wordpress bah!

Is it only me or are folk cheesed off with having to log in to WORDPRESS whenever you want to leave a comment on fellow blogs. It’s a pain in the bum especially when you are on a phone.
If it can be changed in WORDPRESS settings then for crying out loud folks change it to open. Please.
No its not me, but you get the picture.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Scotland 2015.

Our family trip to Scotland was to say the least wet and windy. Two weeks of it in fact. I think it was the worst weather i have encountered in Scotland at this time of year.
We expect poor weather and if we get any good weather then it is a bonus. That how we looked at the trip prior to starting out. We never let the weather get us down and we were out in it as much as possible.
Our first week was on Skye and the second week was in Mellon Charles near Aultbea and Poolewe.

I have taken hundreds of photo’s, as is now the norm with a digital camera and it’s taken me some time to pick out what i consider to be decent ones. I have put together a side show of (sorry) 94 images, that for me tell the story of our journey and show Scotland at its most beautiful and best. I have kept “Family” shots to a minimum after all this is a blog about Landscape.

All the shots were taken with a Sony compact camera. The Hx9v. I am no expert photographer.

Just click HERE to view.

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