There are divers in and around Stoer doc - black and red throated, so I think scroggin's right.
The whole area is hoaching with wildlife from whales, seals and porpoises/dolphins, to fulmars, kittiwakes, skuas, peregrines and buzzards.
That little pipit was certainly a tired little soldier Sheps
They never seem to stop flying and tweeting away. I never tire of seeing them when I'm out.
A couple of shots from one very cold morning, a Short-eared Owl with a vole breakfast.
Not sure if I have posted these in another thread, so apologies if you have seen them before.
Always a pleasure to see them Sheps . Beautiful
Need to get a bit further north next year then scroggin
Yes - lovely to see the rhinos again doc. What a set of pix you got on that trip.
Thanks scroggin and Fairy, pleased you like them
Fantastic photos Shep. You are a true expert. If we combined some of the things I have seen, with your photographic skills, we might win some prizes
Red Necked Phalarope, but hard to tell, I certainly can't from the photo.
Scroggin, I have seen great Northern Divers on Loch Maree.
Superb scroggin. You won't be disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed my short visit
doc - I think Sheps should do a calendar with some of his photos. Or perhaps he could do some for the G'sWorld one. I'm sure we'd all vote for him
Thanks Fairy and Doc...you are too kind
Next up is one of those birds that is very rarely seen out in the open, and especially during the day as they are mostly nocturnal, most of their time is spent on the woodland floor, beautifully camouflaged in among the fallen leaves.