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
Example of how a page looks.

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


Saturday, 20 May 2017


From White Tailed Sea Eagles, to Lapwings running for protection under the mothers wing: Mull is a wonderful place!  We watched them attacking a family of Greylag geese whilst the Lapwings ran for cover.  Fantastic.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Wrens along the river

A lovely walk along the river this morning and I've at last caught a wren on film!  It's such a small bird that flits all over the place, it's proved pretty much impossible to get the photo.  Today they were singing all along the river so I just sat still and observed until I noticed one making a nest - and managed to get a few acceptable photos.  Also pictured is a treecreeper on a near-bye tree, and flying to catch a fly.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Spring has arrived - and so has the willow warbler.

The beautiful weather has got me out with my binoculars and camera again - that's not to say I haven't always got them with me! But a walk along the river and the Links resulted in a few nice snaps.

The first two are of a migrating bird that arrived a few weeks ago and has filled the air with its lovely cascading song ever since: the willow warbler. This one was photographed on top of a gorse bush at the Links (and it looks like a fly is on the end of its bill!). Behind it Kate spotted a common sandpiper running along the beach - and thankfully it avoided the tin can. Just up the river was a resting blackbird and a posing pied wagtail.
Willow Warbler
Willow Warbler
Common Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

Pied Wagtail