Wednesday, July 27, 2011

River Clyde at night

After Aberdeen, I headed south to Ayrshire where I spent most of the time cycling and surveying the disused railway line between Knockentiber and Springside (Quails!...more to come on this later). One evening, a few of us headed up to Glasgow to try some night photography along the River Clyde. After dark, some nocturnal wader migration was evident with, surprisingly, four species heard: Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher and Curlew.

Lisa's Graduation

A few weeks ago I was up in Aberdeen for Lisa's graduation. The weather was perfect and during a celebratory meal in a fish restaurant on the seafront, an Osprey appropriately flew south over the sea (ok, I was having haggis!). Tern passage was evident too with Little, Common, Arctic and Sandwich Terns all moving south. Immediately after the ceremony at the reception on the lawn, Oystercatchers noisily flew overhead, much as they had done for the past four years (and for many graduations previous).