Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Our latest Mull Visit.

The weather this visit, last week, was not as good as it should have been.  So much so we struggled to see any butterflies at all.  Only one small tortoiseshell, one small heath, one speckled wood and a couple of meadow brown, no scotch argus.

Black Guillemots near the Corran Ferry en route.
One of many Herons.
 Family of three otters.
One of a large group of Twite.
 Love Hooded Crows.
 Quite a lot of Spotted Flycatchers around.
Not so many Buzzards.
 Unexpected view as we sat looking over the Sound of Mull.
Flying around the nest site.
 Local Killechronan landing on the shingle.
 On the road to Iona from the car.
Being chased by a Buzzard.
Now some of the many birds feeding at the edge of the garden most days.
 Lesser Redpoll
 Willow Warbler
 One of 6 Song Thrush all together in the garden one morning.
 Meadow Pipit
 Peregrine chasing Lapwings at Loch Ba.
 Meadow Brown at Loch Ba
Taking a mud bath at Loch Ba
Young Common Gulls near campsite at Craignure.
 Some views from Iona.

A Red Kite en route home.

Amazing Cuckoo - Loch Buie

Click on the link to view video of the Cuckoo being fed.
We arrived at Loch Buie at teatime, when everyone else had left, and watched this poor Meadow Pipit feed the Cuckoo.   The birds were in the field off the track where we had parked the car so we were able to view through the stone wall.


Sunday, 2 August 2015

David and Becca's Trip to Mexico - Puerto Vallarta

David and Becca spent last week on holiday in Mexico and managed to capture some of the wildlife there on their travels. Taken with a Powershot SX410.
They have managed to identify some of them.
Brown Pelican
 San Blas Jay
Plain-Capped Starthroat 

 Yellow Crowned Night Heron
 Magnificant Frigate Bird
 Turkey Vulture

 Cinnamon Hummingbird
 Black Vulture
Great Tailed Grackle
 Zebra Longwing
Giant Grasshopper
Manylined Whiptail