Wildlife

Butterflies, Moths and Damselflies

Some of the insects spotted around our garden.

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Troup Head & Forvie Sands 2019

A visit from my Mum & Aunt & Uncle in June provided and excellent excuse to visit Forvie sands and Troup head.

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Spring Wildlife 2019

Bumble Bees

Troup Head

Gannets and Burnet Moths at Troup Head

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Terns at the Ythan Estuary

Common and Sandwich Terns and Black-headed Gulls at the Ythan Estuary, Newburgh.

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Wildlife near to home

A selection of some of the wildlife photographed near to home earlier this year.

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Swallows at the pond.

In 2017 I didn’t seem to find much time to spend photographing birds, hopefully there will be more opportunities in 2018.

When I did get time with the camera, I spent a good proportion of this either in the garden or close to home. One challenge I set myself was to try and capture some images of the Swallows that turn up to nest each year. During the day they head out after insects but keep returning every couple of hours to dive into the pond to drink. Because of their size, the speed they skim the surface of the pond at, and their ability to always seem to head for the part of the pond that happens to be in shadow, its so far been hard to get many decent images, a few of the better ones are included below.

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Blue, Coal and Great Tits in the Garden

Roe Deer

Roe Deer hiding in the Barley field next to our house.

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