I am a third-year student studying Mathematics at the University of Surrey and have always had an interest in wildlife photography. A few years ago I raised £500 for the RSPB by selling greetings cards with my photos on and won the Thomson Habitats Photography Competition.
Saturday, 9 July 2011
First few photos taken on the journey up, but the Meadow Pipit, Swallow and Dipper were all taken where we are staying (Tomnavoulin).
Total number of species of bird seen or heard after day 2: 57
We stopped for lunch mid-way through our journey through Scotland and immediately found a Ring Ouzel. We had great views and were all delighted as it was a "lifer" (first ever viewing of the bird) for all of us. Very similar to a blackbird, just the large white patch on it's chest is different.
Ring Ouzel with it's lunch
The view we had whilst eating lunch
Not a great photo as it was quite distant but another great find as I had only seen the bird once before. There seemed to be a family flitting about.