Scottish Birds

Reed Bunting

Male Reed Bunting, spotted on one of my regular walks from the mouth of the River Esk at Musselburgh along to the Musselburgh Lagoons and Levenhall Links. This land was all reclaimed from the sea […]

Midges in Scotland
Wee Beasties

Midges In Scotland

Welcome To Scotland. Midges in Scotland can be a real problem.  Visit any country in the world, and as soon as you head for the great outdoors, you can be sure to find wild animals, […]

Scottish Birds

Common Buzzard

When I was young, it was quite unusual to see a Buzzard, but over the past 30 years or so, the Common Buzzard has become, eh….. quite common. Nowadays their range is expanding and it […]

Leaping Salmon, Buchanty Spout
Beasties that swim

Leaping Salmon, Buchanty Spout

Leaping Salmon, Buchanty Spout, Sept 2018 One of the best places in Scotland to see or photograph leaping salmon, is Buchanty Spout in Perthshire. As anyone who has tried to take shots of salmon jumping […]

Beasties that swim

Seals Taking it Easy in the Forth near Edinburgh

Seals in the River Forth taking it easy. These seals are almost always visible, at Morrison’s Haven just outside of Edinburgh.  To see them, head out of Musselburgh, past the racecourse, and take the coast […]

Red Deer Hinds
Four Legged Beasties

Red Deer Hinds

Red Deer Got pretty close to these red deer hinds before I was spotted. Managed to get a couple of pictures, then they were gone.

Magpie
Scottish Birds

Magpie

Magpie A magpie cooling his toes in the last of the winter snow.

swan
Galleries

Swan Taking Off

Lift Off A swan doing its best to take off on the River Esk. Eventually it ran out of runway and gave up!

dolphin
Beasties that swim

Dolphins

Dolphins Travelling from the mainland to the Outer Hebrides, you will often see dolphins swimming alongside the ferry. Trying to get a photograph of them is really difficult as they tend to appear and disappear […]

highland cow
Four Legged Beasties

Highland Cow

Highland Cow The classic Highland cow – or as we say in Scotland, a hielan coo

kingfisher
Scottish Birds

Kingfisher

Kingfisher This Kingfisher was feeding on shrimps at the mouth of the Esk near musselburgh.

godwits
Scottish Birds

Wading Birds Sheltering Together

These pictures of wading birds and ducks were taken at a pond near the shores of the Forth, just outside Edinburgh. Normally the wading birds like the Godwits, Oyster Catchers and Redshanks would have been […]