SCOTTISH BIRDWATCHERS' CONFERENCE - 21st MARCH 2020

Northern Seas & Coasts: Ornithological highlights from Scotlands northern waters

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Species / Subspecies
Photographer
Year
Recording Area
Site
Keyword
December 2012
Fulmar
  • 18/12/2012
  • Ian Gourlay
  • St Andrews
  • Fife
  • Shows the down canted beak of the fulmar and its chubby little body. A true seabird
  • doesn't scavenge landfills and ploughed fields like many gulls.
Fulmar: 18/12/2012, Ian Gourlay, St Andrews, Fife, Shows the down canted beak of the fulmar and its chubby little body. A true seabird, doesn't scavenge landfills and ploughed fields like many gulls.
December 2012
Robin
  • melophilus (British)
  • 01/12/2012
  • Ian Gourlay
  • West bank of Loch Leven - by the harbour.
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Looking pugnacious
  • only about four feet away at the freshwater harbour for angling boats
  • Loch Leven.
Robin: melophilus (British), 01/12/2012, Ian Gourlay, West bank of Loch Leven - by the harbour., Perth and Kinross, Looking pugnacious, only about four feet away at the freshwater harbour for angling boats, Loch Leven.
December 2012
Portrait - Robin
  • Robin
  • melophilus (British)
  • 01/12/2012
  • Ian Gourlay
  • Loch Leven
  • Kinross.
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Included to show the whiskers on the bird's face - before this shot
  • I hadn't realised they had these.
Portrait - Robin: Robin, melophilus (British), 01/12/2012, Ian Gourlay, Loch Leven, Kinross., Perth and Kinross, Included to show the whiskers on the bird's face - before this shot, I hadn't realised they had these.
December 2012
Heron
  • Grey
  • 18/12/2012
  • Ian Gourlay
  • Shore
  • St Andrews
  • Fife
  • Hunched and shivering at the foot of the cliffs
  • he looked sorry for himself in the cold wind.
Heron: Grey , 18/12/2012, Ian Gourlay, Shore, St Andrews, Fife, Hunched and shivering at the foot of the cliffs, he looked sorry for himself in the cold wind.
April 2013
Immature Herring Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • 25/04/2013
  • Ian Gourlay
  • St Andrews
  • Fife
  • Young birds carry their immature plumage for up to two seasons.
Immature Herring Gull: Herring Gull, 25/04/2013, Ian Gourlay, St Andrews, Fife, Young birds carry their immature plumage for up to two seasons.
April 2013
Greater Scaup
  • 14/04/2013
  • Davie Abraham
  • Auchenharvie
  • Saltcoats
  • Ayrshire
Greater Scaup: 14/04/2013, Davie Abraham, Auchenharvie ,Saltcoats, Ayrshire
April 2013
Greater Scaup
  • 14/04/2013
  • Davie Abraham
  • Auchenharvie
  • Saltcoats
  • Ayrshire
Greater Scaup: 14/04/2013, Davie Abraham, Auchenharvie ,Saltcoats, Ayrshire
April 2013
Greater Scaup
  • 14/04/2013
  • Davie Abraham
  • Auchenharvie
  • Saltcoats
  • Ayrshire
Greater Scaup: 14/04/2013, Davie Abraham, Auchenharvie ,Saltcoats, Ayrshire
April 2013
Greater Scaup
  • 14/04/2013
  • Davie Abraham
  • Auchenharvie
  • Saltcoats
  • Ayrshire
Greater Scaup: 14/04/2013, Davie Abraham, Auchenharvie ,Saltcoats, Ayrshire
February 2013
First Waxwing
  • Waxwing
  • 12/02/2013
  • Ian Gourlay
  • 2ft from my front door
  • Fife
  • Only waxwing I've seen
  • ever. Visited the berry branches outside my living room window
  • close by my front porch.
First Waxwing: Waxwing, 12/02/2013, Ian Gourlay, 2ft from my front door, Fife, Only waxwing I've seen, ever. Visited the berry branches outside my living room window, close by my front porch.
May 2013
Turtle Dove
  • 14/05/2013
  • Peter M. Macdonald
  • Cockburnspath
  • Borders
Turtle Dove: 14/05/2013, Peter M. Macdonald, Cockburnspath, Borders
February 2013
Woodpigeon Portrait
  • Woodpigeon
  • 07/02/2013
  • Ian Gourlay
  • Edge of St Andrews
  • Fife
  • Tempted in by seed on a tray
  • these weren't what I was hoping for but - they turned up so they got what was on offer.
Woodpigeon Portrait: Woodpigeon, 07/02/2013, Ian Gourlay, Edge of St Andrews, Fife, Tempted in by seed on a tray, these weren't what I was hoping for but - they turned up so they got what was on offer.

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