I walked to Baron's Haugh and caught up with a few of my birding friends who were in the Marsh hide. There was not much to see from this hide, so we decided to go to the next one - the Causeway hide.
This was much better as there were a lot more birds to see, including a large number of Teals. Unfortunately, the sun disappeared behind some dark clouds and the light became quite poor.
A couple from Linlithgow were visiting for the first time today and were impressed with the numbers of birds in the area. They had been at Loch Leven the day before and were wrapping up the long Christmas break with a visit to Motherwell.
Below are some photographs I took through my scope, although the poor light has not been strong enough to bring out the nice colours of the birds. Click on them to enlarge.
|Juvenile mute Swan|
|Adult Male Swan|
By about 2.00pm the light was fading fast so it was time to call it a day and go home.