Sunday, October 20, 2013

Wildlife On Mull

TheTamshee & family spent a wonderful week on the Isle Of Mull with fantastic opportunities to photograph Red Deer, Otters, Birds Of Prey

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Ospreys In Flight

TheTamshee: has spent some considerable hours observing a "duet" of Ospreys in the yarrow valley while testing my newly acquired Swarovski spotting scope. This kit with up to 60 times zoom is top quality. My main focus has been on an adult male & juvenile which seem to be in prime condition. They have been spending most of the days soaring on the warm thermals above open stretches of the yarrow water and resting on favourite fence posts high up on the overlooking hillside. Photographing these majestic birds in flight has been quite challenging but very pleased with these shots.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Frog Eye's @ Inchgarth

TheTamshee: did not have to travel far to get this close up shot off "Frog Eye's" because he hops around our garden making frequent appearances.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

White Tailed Eagle @ Loch Na Keil, Isle Of Mull

TheTamshee: spent a couple of days on board the Mull Charters boat "Lady Jane" to photograph this magnificient White Tailed Eagle on Loch Na Kiel, Isle Of Mull
Via Flickr:
White Tailed Eagle swoops in on target fish @ Loch na Kiel, Isle Of Mull #6277

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Swarovski Optik & Johnny Kingdom Weekend

TheTamshee: spent a long weekend at the Swarovski OpikJohnny Kingdom Weekend with some like minded wildlife enthusiasts at the idealic setting of Aigas Field Centre near Beauly, Inverness-shire. The very well managed and structured agenda was spot on. Ranger knowledge was excellent with the days packed with hide visits to beaver, lochside & quarry. We were also treated to a trip to Glen Strathfarrar for spotting Golden Eagles while taking in the beautiful landscapes. Also on the schedule was a boat trip on the Moray Firth captained by Sarah Pern, boss of EcoVentures. The goal was to see Bottlenosed Dolphins but unfortunately we missed out on this great spectacle. What a fantastic 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Brown Hare

TheTamshee: is looking forward to Mad March Hare season


Monday, February 4, 2013

Red Squirrels

TheTamshee: spent a few hours observing a couple of Red Squirrels foraging for food in the open woodland at Whinfell Forest. They eat the seeds of trees, neatly stripping conifer cones to get at the seeds within.  Nuts (especially hazelnuts but also beech and chestnuts), berries and young shoots are also favoured. Between 60% to 80% of its active period may be spent foraging and feeding. Excess food is put into caches, either buried; or cached in nooks or holes in trees, and eaten when food is scarce.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Raptor Workshop - Dalhousie Castle

TheTamshee: spent the day with photographer Ron McCombe and a few other camera trigger snappers at Dalhousie Castle just outside Edinburgh. The plan for the day was to photograph the displaying birds of prey in woodland and open settings. The range of raptors available, was many and Falconary Scotland certainally know how to condition and train these fantastic birds.The Kestrel and Merlin were my favourites on the day; because it's not often you get the opportunity to get this close with camera in hand in the open country side. Thanks to everyone for a great day out.