Take this morning for example, when a goose-like call had me reaching for the telescope, through which two tiny dots in the distance materialised into a pair of Red-throated Divers, calling and displaying to each other. Black Guillemot, one of my favourite British birds, is also fairly common, along with Red-breasted Merganser, Eider and Goldeneye. We've stocked up the feeders, so tits and finches have been on the menu too. All very welcome, especially as it hasn't stopped raining since we arrived!
|Male Bullfinch through the bedroom window|
|Female Bullfinch, ditto|
|Coal Tit in the garden|
|The Red-throated Divers were too far away to photograph until one was disturbed by a passing boat and gave a flypast|
|Black Guillemot - a pretty good garden bird|
|Woodland on the shore of Loch Creran|
|The view from the back garden|