Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Scotland, September 2014, Musselburgh Day 1

A good pack up this morning and good journey back down to Mussleburgh with fabulous light and views through the big mountains.  We were very tempted to stop up here but I suppose we have to go home sometime.  As soon as we had settled in I shot off down to the scrapes in the last of the day’s light, mainly to get the tide times, but when I arrived it was all excitement as there was a jack snipe there!!  Our friend from the SOC at Aberlady was there and had spotted it.  There were masses of other birds there as well and I had turned up at the optimum tide time.  Large numbers of oystercatchers, bar-tailed godwit and gulls with half a dozen herons, good numbers of curlew, teal and mallard, ruff, redshank, knot, common snipe and jack snipe as well as several roe deer.  I managed some images in the fading light but not of very good quality.  Beer o’clocked chimed and it was time for a ready meal lasagne.

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Roe Deer

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