Archive for July, 2011

For a bloke who gets sea sick standing on a pier the thought of a ferry trip to Shetland where the seats in the bar have a wire harness to the floor, was worrying. However the weather was high pressure and i needed to take my car to move the bulky PPE and other items I need. So with confidence having used the ferry port to turn around on after leaving Petrofacs office i set off, and duly turned into the right place to turn but the wrong quay, dope!! Found the right quay, after instructions, boarded…

Jul 17th by Ian under Bird Watching

Tags: Nae tags again!

All three chicks are on the wing and as rumoured they have been ringed, the osprey pic is the female on the left and a juv on the right, you can make out the ring on the juvs left leg. I think they have a ring on both legs. All three chicks were on the eyrie when i got there about 9.45, the female was there, then the male arrived and when I was watching the fox in the pics for a good 45 mins only a juv remained on the eyrie, the other four had gone…
As you can see from the pics the Ospreys have three well grown juveniles, on Sunday I was out at 7.30 am the rain had finished from yesterday and the wind and sun were not spoiling telescoping, so i was able to get some reasonable pics. As I've said before a photographer would not offer these pics on the internet, but I'm not trying to win a prize just show three well grown juvs. Like some tabloids some people might consider I'm making it up hacking into smart phone pictures or the like. My farmer friends suggested…
Not up too early, lay in bed listening to out of doors on radio Scotland, it was 9.30 when I scoped the Ospreys, but just before I did I saw a fox on the path some 50m away head down sniffing , I froze but was very exposed and the fox ran off after looking up, into the barley field. I thought that would have been that but within 15 mins a pair of foxes were on the path and I was an obvious intrusion, I thought the pair a male and female as there was no…
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