Kestrel Hovering
Scottish Birds

Kestrel Hovering

This kestrel was photographed hunting on scrubland near Levenhall Links at Musselburgh. This is reclaimed land, created by building a sea wall and infilling with ash from the now demolished Cockenzie power station. The kestrel […]

nuthatch
Scottish Birds

Nuthatch

Nuthatch. Popped in to the David Marshall Lodge in The Trossachs, (or The Lodge as it is known now) to try and get some Red Squirrel Shots. No luck with the squirrels, but nice to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!

Scottish Birds

Kingfisher

Walk along any river bank in Scotland and you stand a good chance of seeing a Kingfisher.  Unfortunately, more often than not, all you see is a flash of blue as the kingfisher flies along […]

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 […]

cormorant
Scottish Birds

Cormorants

Cormorants are very common all along the coast of Scotland, and these days can also be found on many inland waters and rivers. They can often be seen with their wings outstretched to dry their […]