Autumn here

Black-legged Kittiwake

The resident Slaty-backed and Black-tailed Gulls have been joined by some others. Lots of Vega Gulls last weekend as well as these 2.

Glaucous Gull

There were also Whooper and Bewick’s Swans, various ducks, lots of Great Egret and this lone wader.

Spotted Redshank

Upstream there were a few salmon (but not many: hope this just means they’re late) and the first eagle of the season. Crappy pic but always nice to see the first one.

White-tailed Eagle

Eagle season begins

Steller’s Sea Eagle

The first eagle photo of any winter is always nice to have even if the photos in early to mid November are rarely any good. There were about 40 or so eagles of both species upstream at Yakumo but all high in the sky or on inaccessible stretches of the river.

A lot of common stuff around but nothing spectacular. Not a vintage day for photos either.

Peregrine
Glaucous Gull