Nature Notes from Argyll
(and occasionally other places)

Thu 10 Jan 2013 Airds Bay

Tringa totanus

Redshank
 

Charadrius hiaticula

Ringed Plover
 

Exidia recisa

Willow Jelly Button, our species of the month.
 

Numenius arquata

Curlew
 

Ardea cinerea

Heron.  A Little Grebe is also visible in the picture.  There were several of these about but I couldn't get a decent photo of any of them.
 

Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Black-headed Gulls. There were over 200 of these, far outnumbering any other kind of gull.
 

Mist on Ben Cruachan

Sun and mist on the slopes of Ben Cruachan
 

Bonawe hills in mist

The mist played about the hills all day. These are above Bonawe, across the water from Airds Bay.
 

Glen Etive from Airds Bay

View up Glen Etive
 

Fri 11 Jan 2013 Oban

Motacilla cinerea

Best Grey Wagtail pic yet but there's a long way to go!  This is probably a first-winter bird owing to the brownish tinge to its grey back.  On the track behind the Corran Halls.
 

Mon 14 Jan 2013 Ganavan

Polyporus brumalis

Winter Polypores on Birch.  A fungus that enjoys the January weather.


Fri 18 Jan 2013 Inverawe

Lily Loch, Inverawe

The Lily Loch at Inverawe, under ice
 

       
                 

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