Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Juvenile Osprey, RW

The Lapwing egg pulverizers lurking in the background, looking for more eggs to destroy.

From this....

to this in 18 days, RW

The first Kestrel left the box today and ended up in a nearby Oak. The rate of growth is quite staggering and they really do change before your very eyes.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Lichens, Scottish Borders

I don't know anything about Lichens but i could have stared at this rock all day. The patterns and colours were mesmerising.

Orchids by the A7, Borders

Mostly Common Spotted but probably a few hybrid Northern Marsh mixed in.

Ragged Robin

Northern Eggar

A female at the end of her life.

Blue-tailed Damselflies


Tuesday, 12 July 2011


Fox Moth

Golden Eagle

A satellite tagged immature that is currently touring the Scottish Borders. I soon realised that my body wasn't designed for traversing the vertical hillsides as i searched for the eagle. 

Common Sandpiper

A territorial adult perched on a beautifully vegetated rock.

Spotted Flycatcher at dusk, RW