I'm afraid my 'passing interest' in Bird Photography has developed into a real passion. ¬†I'm not sure how or why it happened. ¬†I just love photographing birds of any kind, common or rare, woodland or water, at home or abroad. ¬†I can never wait to get the images home and review them, sometimes spending hours trying to identify the species. ¬†Am I a Bird Watcher? ¬†I don't think so, but what if I am, I like it and I'm proud of it, hahahaha. One of my favourite locations near home to practice the 'art' is Linlithgow Loch. ¬†Although the main core of birds there remains pretty much the same, most visits I make give me something new. The 'standard fayre' comprises various gulls, tufted ducks, mute swans, mallards, greylag geese, cormorants, rooks, magpies and coots. ¬†With reasonable regularity you will see goldeneyes, pochards and goosanders. ¬†At this time of year the great crested grebes are frolicking on the water and if you are lucky you will see them 'dancing'. ¬†Recently there has been a slavonian grebe on show and I believe a sinensis cormorant. The walk round the loch is extremely attractive with the palace taking centre stage on the south shore. ¬†The walk round the loch is 2.3 miles long and depending on how quickly you walk can take you between 45 and 90 minutes to get round. Here are some of the bird images I have taken around the loch over recent months:  

One Response to “Bird Photography and Linlithgow Loch”

  1. April 25, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Some excellent shots

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