Saturday, 9 July 2011

Day 2

First few photos taken on the journey up, but the Meadow Pipit, Swallow and Dipper were all taken where we are staying (Tomnavoulin).

Ring Ouzel
Meadow Pipit
Spotted Flycatcher

Total number of species of bird seen or heard after day 2: 57

Ring Ouzel

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.

Meadow Pipit

Juvenile Dipper

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