Monday, 29 December 2014

A Walk up the River Nairn

A lovely day for a walk and among the many Robins along the river from the Merryton to Firhall bridges were a few Wren, Blackies, loads of Chaffinches and a Tree Creeper.  A Woodpecker flew overhead and landed in a tree across the river and a tree closer to e suddenly filled with a flock of around 30 Siskin.  The Wren and Tree Creeper were too quick for me to photograph and it was too dark in the tree of Siskin to get any decent images.

As I've said previously, there are a good number of Red Breasted Mergansers on the river at the moment, giving good opportunities for close ups and photos.  And whilst composing this photo Kate spotted a Buzzard in a tree across the river keeping a close eye on us!  Buzzards are usually quick to move on if a passer by stops and points a camera at it, but this was seemed comfortable enough and just kept its eye firmly on me!

Male Red Breasted Merganser having a wash

Buzzard keeping watch

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