2014/01/28

Småskrake - Mergus serrator - Red-breasted Merganser

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Småskrake - Mergus serrator - Red-breasted Merganser


© NF Photo 120628, Arran , Scotland 

This is a merganser I´m not spoiled to see. I have only seen it twice.  So I  was happy. Only sad it was an overcast day and raining and I could not move closer either.

Wild Bird Wednesday
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2014/01/25

Ferry between Ardrossan-Brodick

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Tobisgrissla - Cepphus grylle - Black Guillemot or Tystie
 
Havssula - Morus bassanus - Northern Gannet - Fou de Bassan
© NF Photo 120627,  Ferry between Ardrossan-Brodick

I continue with the birds from Scotland on my trip in June 2012.  Lots of birds was seen from the ferry. Both close and distant. I love it. It is actually rather nice to go back and remember the trip once again when looking through the files. :)

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2014/01/21

Skärpiplärka - Anthus petrosus - Rock Pipit

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© Skärpiplärka - Anthus petrosus - Rock Pipit
NF Photo 120627 Färjeläget - Ferry berth , Ardrossan, Scotland

This little one really showed off and gave me a great time while waiting for the ferry and the next island on our tour. 

Wild World Wednesday
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2014/01/18

2014/01/14

Magpie gathering, Skata - Pica pica - Common Magpie

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Skata - Pica pica - Common Magpie
Magpie gathering
© NF Photo 131231

On New Years Eve a lot of Magpies were gathering in the tree outside my window.  Maybe the warm weather made them believe it was breeding time already. I have noticed they come together like this in the beginning of a new year.

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2014/01/11

Silvertärna - Sterna paradisaea - Arctic Tern

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Arctic tern sitting on my head
 
Silvertärna - Sterna paradisaea - Arctic Tern
 © NF Photo 120626 at Inner Farne. GB

To have cover on ones head was needed as you can see from this images. They were quite aggressive but never targeted the face, only the head.
I like the shadow the tern cast on the wall.

Shadow Shot Sunday    Bird D´Pot
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2014/01/07

Silvertärna - Sterna paradisaea - Arctic Tern

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Silvertärna - Sterna paradisaea - Arctic Tern
© NF Photo 120626 at Inner Farne. GB
 
These images are from my trip to Scotland in June-July in 20012. It was a real pleasure to visit the Arctic Tern colony. Even if they liked to attack your head. They had eggs and chicks were all over the place so one had to be careful walking there. And the terns were very protective of their young of course. The last image raised questions, the tern is sitting on a mans hat.
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2014/01/04

Toppskarv - Phalacrocorax aristotelis - European Shag

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Toppskarv - Phalacrocorax aristotelis - European Shag
© NF Photo 120626 Staple Island, Scotland,GB

The Shag is quite different from the cormorant we have in Sweden. At least from what I could see in Scotland.
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