Sunday, 3 February 2013

Day 2 of the North East.

Well yesterday was brill, so today it was going to a leisurely trip home via Edinburgh. We went back to Barns Ness for the Water Pipit and today it showed really nicely although it was still bloody windy and dull. Its amazing how similar to Littoralis Rock Pipit, or Scandinavian Rock Pipit as they are also known.

And littoralis rock pipit/Scandinavian Rock Pipit below. Close Eh. In all honesty i took a few pics of this bird by accident, the Water pipit and Rock Pipit were in exactly the same area.

So after my fill of the Water Pipit we moved North along the coast checking any bays for sea birds. It was great. Gannet year tick, Velvet Scoter loads Year tick, Red-necked Grebe (x2)Year tick, like i said it was great. We also had the usual Eider, Long-tailed Ducks and another Slavonian Grebe. A distant diver looked like a Great Northern. We then finished birding and went to the Falkirk Wheel. A Great couple of days had... 

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