Monthly Archives: May 2012

Curlew.

A number of different birds come up into the Lammermuir Hills,in the Scottish Borders,to breed and raise young in the spring/summer.One of these birds is Britains’ largest wader,the curlew.At the moment most of them have young chicks scrabbling about with … Continue reading

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Blue.

Where Ollie and I walk,down by the river,there are a number of pheasants and the predominant colour of the birds is blue.One day a nice blue cock pheasant crossed our path and we decided to go into stalk mode and … Continue reading

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The shower.

Ollie and I met one of our regulars down by the river the other day and decided to all hang out together for an hour.There are 3 grey herons that we see on our walk along the river bank,although we … Continue reading

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Hen Pheasant.

I came across this hen pheasant while driving up in the Lammermuirs recently.It was hunkered down in the grass,just the other side of a fence,and seemed unconcerned with my presence.I thought I would take the opportunity to take some close … Continue reading

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Wagtails.

In the days before all this rain came Ollie and I spent some more time down by the River Whiteadder photographing the Pied and Grey Wagtails.We sat quietly on the bank,focused on a couple of rocks protuding above the river … Continue reading

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Westruther Moor.

Here are a few images taken from the car as Ollie and I drove along the Westruther road.It had been raining hard ┬áthe previous day and this temporary puddle in the field was being used by an oystercatcher to bathe … Continue reading

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Lammermuir Shorty.

Ollie and I took a drive up into the Lammermuir Hills last friday evening,but for a couple of hours we hardly took a picture.It was dull and cold and Ollie was in the back of the car,moaning about being bored … Continue reading

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Dippers.

Ollie and I walk alongside the same stretch of the River Whiteadder,here in the Scottish Borders,most days.In time you get to see the same wildlife going about their lives on a regular basis.Wether it’s the swans setting up their nest … Continue reading

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