Friday, 22 March 2013

"Normal" service has been resumed.

It been all quiet on the western front over the winter, I know. There hasn't been that much to report. 

But, with the longer days upon us and me being on a fitness kick, I've been out of the house with the camera a lot more. I may not be sharp enough between 5 and 7 am to get beautiful wildlife shots, but there are some great views to be had.

Arran at sunset
Blurry Bute at 6 30 am
Arran at 7 am

One reason I've not been posting was that over winter, I wasn't the Naturalist Blonde - autumn brought a flush of winter/non-breeding plumage (ornithologically speaking) - I was the most un-natural blue.

Another cause of the posting slow down was the loss of my long lens, resulting in fewer pretty pictures to show you. On the plus side, I spent a lot more time looking at the the birds, and that's always a bonus in my eyes!

Anyway, I'm back now, with some big trips and plenty of birding planned for the new year. The coming month should include Spurn, Arran and Ailsa Craig, followed by Egypt, Mull, and Portugal later in the year. 

The Blonde Birders will also be back in action - touring the country; keep your eyes open for guest posts from black-country birder, Thomas Christian. 

Having said all that, today Cumbrae is subject to gusting wind and blizzards, so you might have to wait a little longer for new posts. Hope your weather is better than ours!
Happy Birding!