Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Rare Rose Coloured Starling visits Nairn

Following an unusually large eruption of Rose Coloured Starlings hitting the UK this year, one has honoured us by its presence in Nairn!  It's been pottering around gardens by the cemetry for a few days now, mixing with the other birds around the gardens. This is the 12th sighting in Moray and Nairn since records began; that sounds pretty rare to me!

I couldn't get to where it was showing, so well done Kate for such a good, clear photo.  I did manage to see it on a telegraph wire.  That was good enugh for me!

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Sparrowhawk Breakfast

Just watched this beauty having its breakfast!

Monday, 25 February 2019


Great to see the Waxwings back in town. Eleven of them stripping this tree bare in Achareidh. It was a bit dull today, so I'll be back to try to get a better photo.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

River Walk in the Sunshine

A few photos from a walk along the river in today's glorious warm sunshine! Testing my new, and much lighter camera.  Good fun!

Monday, 5 November 2018

River Nairn Heron

This beauty always seems to be fishing from the same spot, giving views from the Jubillee Bridge and the river bank.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Influx of Winter Thrushes

My gardens full of redwing, flying from tree to tree - but hardly ever showing their face and wing long enough to get a decent photo!  Here is one that popped into the sunlight and with its eyestrip in full view.  The redness under the wing - which can't be seen in this photo - is where it gets its name.

The other winter thrush in abundunce at the moment is the fieldfare.  Keep a look out on the fields for hundreds of them walking about feeding.  When they fly overhead you should be able to hear their crackling call.

Monday, 15 October 2018


These prehistoric looking birds can be seen everyday out in the firth.  These two were photographed at Burghead last week.

Friday, 8 June 2018

The Trees at Tomhomie

I've not posted in months, and now two in a week!  Here's a couple of photos taken at the Tomhomie trees this morning around 6:00am.  And also a Lapwing and a Common Sandpiper from my Lochindorb trip.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

A Sunny Day at Lochindorb

Here's a few pics from an afternoon at Lochindorb as Nairn was shrouded in the haar.  Thanks to Mike for the company.

Lapwing in Flight 

Common Sandpiper 
Oystercatcher with a ring 

Tern in Flight

Pipit in the Cotton 
Gull in Flight


Family Reflections - Greylag

Saturday, 10 February 2018


At last - a redwing photo!  For some reason I've struggled over the years to get a focused photo of redwings.  I sat for ages with camera poking out of the car window, and reversing out of the way of on-coming lorries to eventually get this photo.  Bonnie bird though. I was one of about 30, along with around 500 pinkfoot geese and 30 odd linnet in a field just over the rail bridge at Delnies.