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.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Nairn Birder Photographic Exhibition

Just a quickie to say that a number of my birdie photos are on show at the Nairn Community and Arts Centre until Wednesday 29th November.  They're on the wall on the ground floor as you head into the main hall, and up stairs in the public area on the first floor.

I hope you can make it and enjoy the show! (They look better in person - my mobile phone didn't do these few justice!)

Sunday, 9 July 2017

A Day at Laikenbuie

This is a beautiful glen just five miles south of Nairn, full of birds; over 100 species have been recorded there.  Today I took a few pics of a pair of spotted flycatchers.  (The common sandpiper was at Lochindorb.)

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Nairn Birder 2018 Calendar now available.

New 2018 Calendar with envelope is now available. All photos taken around Nairn, with a couple on Mull. Under each photo there are descriptions of where the photo was taken and a little detail about the bird. And all this for only £9.99 from all the good outlets in Nairn! Crafty Wee Birdie; Wollshop on the Brae; The Little Bookshop; The Flower Shop and Strachan's. Alternatively it can be bought direct from me for a little less, by sending me a comment below, or via my website. Individual Greetings Cards also available.
Front Page

Back Page
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Monday, 26 June 2017

Lochindorb in Flight

A few photos to practise photographing birds in flight and to show how ordinary birds can be interesting photographically!  (Pretentious? I know!).  Here's a few from Lochindorb this week. A common gull; a (beady eyed) black headed gull - oh, and a lapwing in a field and a mallard chick not in flight, but nice to see!

Black headed gull

Common gull

Common gull

Mallard chick