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Ashy Crowned Sparrow Lark

At first I wasn’t sure this was really a bird. Would have missed it if it was not being photographed by another birder. 

Then it moved just a little, to turn it’s head to the side … 69 more words

IHM's Photo Blog


Our recently-completed PIB birding trip along the California Coast had many highlights…here are about five hundred in one single frame. Elegant Terns loafing on a sandbar at Moss Landing in Monterey County. 24 more words



This pair of Lesser Yellowlegs was spotted on Sunday afternoon here at the largest rainfall retention basin.  That pond is about half-full and still has enough food to support large visiting birds.   80 more words


Monday 22nd September 2014

An evening visit to Cromer Point which is 200M from the Scarborough Treatment Works produced 6 Barnacle Geese South, 1 Wheatear and 1 Manx Shearwater in a 30 minute sea watch.

Florida - Part 1

I named my blog ‘Scottish Wildlife Watcher’ as my interest in the natural world is not limited to birds but wildlife as a whole. I have only started birding in the last two years and that has been the blogs primary focus so far however I have always had a special passion for one particular group of animals; Reptiles and Amphibians (also known as ‘herps’). 1,147 more words

Beginning of Summer


I was lucky enough to have the local Great-Spotted Woodpeckers nest in the trees at the back of my garden this year and got close views as I watched the male chick repeatedly pop its head out of the hole as the parents flitted back and forth. 213 more words