Scarborough 24.11.2016

November 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

A day in Scarborough

I began down by the harbour hoping for a great northern diver. A winter 'guilly' showed nicely...

GuiilemotGuiilemot ...as did the returning black-necked grebe. Black-necked GrebeBlack-necked Grebe

At first the great northern was hiding among the marina yachts but Carl knew roughly where it was and it duly reappeared. Great Northern DiverGreat Northern Diver Great Northern DiverGreat Northern Diver Great Northern DiverGreat Northern Diver

Great Northern DiverGreat Northern Diver Great Northern DiverGreat Northern Diver Great Northern DiverGreat Northern Diver A red-throated diver had been seen just outside the harbour but suddenly reappeared in the middle of the main harbour. Red-throated DiverRed-throated Diver Red-throated DiverRed-throated Diver Red-throated DiverRed-throated Diver Red-throated DiverRed-throated Diver These images were very monochrome so I converted this one to black and white and increased the contrast. Red-throated DiverRed-throated Diver Last harbour shot of a great black-backed gull. Great Black-backed GullGreat Black-backed Gull Holbeck for possible mediterranean gulls. Any regular reader will know I can't resist snapping a med. gull. Here's a few! Mediterranean GullMediterranean Gull Mediterranean GullMediterranean Gull Mediterranean GullMediterranean Gull Mediterranean GullMediterranean Gull

Mediterranean GullMediterranean Gull Mediterranean GullMediterranean Gull Mediterranean GullMediterranean Gull I rounded off my day by calling at Victoria Road as two women birders stopped to chat and told me they'd been photographing them opposite The Spa pub. They only appeared fleetingly when I called but I managed a few shots. WaxwingWaxwing WaxwingWaxwing

 

Finally, here's one I failed to notice among some rather blurred photos taken from the car last March approaching the Lochaline ferry on the A884 en route to Mull. Red DeerRed Deer


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