Nature Notes from Argyll
(and occasionally other places)

Thu 10 Jan 2013 Airds Bay

Tringa totanus


Charadrius hiaticula

Ringed Plover

Exidia recisa

Willow Jelly Button, our species of the month.

Numenius arquata


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


All photos and other content copyright Carl Farmer