It's been a slow start to birding since the epic(ish) New Year's Day birding. I've been busy preparing for a meeting in Aberdeen (wish me luck for two nights in a row on the ferry) and catching up on the paperwork, so I've not been out too much. A walk in the North produced some lovely views, but not many birds (3 Blackbirds were the only non-resident birds seen).
|Easter Lother beach covered in seals, notice the white one highest up the beach; a late pup.|
|The Christmas wreath bird-feeder (a present from my parents) proved its worth when it attracted this beauty.|
|The Nyjer seed feeder was also used as this hungry finch searched for any morsels that will enable it to build up the strength to continue to more suitable habitat for its early breeding season.|
|What a stunner and a nice splash of colour amongst the more regular garden birds (currently Starling, Rock Dove, House Sparrow, Blackbird and a Robin).|
Who knows what will be the next new bird to turn up, hopefully it will at least wait until I'm back from the Mainland!