Saturday, March 31, 2012

Alex The Vulture

TheTamshee: clan visited Blair Drummond to check out Alex The Vulture. This Ruppell Griffon Vulture, starred in the hollywood film Alexander featuring actor Colin Farrell.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Common Buzzard

TheTamshee: strolled the grounds of Dryden Horse riding school while the kids were having some tuition. This Common Buzzard was rather obliging; swooping low over the stables gave me an opportunity to get a descent shot with some detail.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


TheTamshee & good lady travelled the picturesque B6399 road from Hawick towards Newcastleton; coming across Hermitage Castle along the way. The meandering route traces Liddel Water and gives good opportunities to site the Common Buzzard and on this occasion the colourful Eurasian Oystercatcher with the deep red eyeball with red legs and strong broad red bill used for smashing or prising open molluscs such as mussels or for finding earthworms. It is also evident that one of this pair has been ring tagged.