Garden bird list and birds of Gardening Scotland

earlier today I posted a few pictures from the Isle of May trip, but a friend on twitter @RoseCottageFife wrote a much more in depth and informative piece about here trip to the Isle of May here: and there’s the Isle of May Blog from 15th of May announcing they do have puffins: – I would love to spend time out there as a scientist or conservationist, only problem is I have no degree in either!!!  Silly me for pursuing computers and photography… Maybe they need a professional photographer!?  Would love that, I’ll bring my own food!

My bird list today, there’s 2 lists as I went to Gardening Scotland and managed a few sightings there:

Garden list:

  1. Blackbird x 1 – singing very very early! My wife has started putting earplugs next to the bed so that when they start at 3.30am she can dull the sound a bit.
  2. Blue Tit x 2 – going into nest box
  3. Carrion crow x 4
  4. Coal Tit x 1
  5. Dunnock x 3
  6. Jackdaw x 2
  7. Magpie x 1
  8. Woodpigeon x 2

At Gardening Scotland:

  1. Moorhens
  2. Oystercatcher
  3. Rook
  4. Starlings
  5. Swallows – a few nests around the buildings there.

These are the photos to go with the Isle of May post from the 29th of May: hope they give you a bit of an idea to what the trip was like:


Tern on Post


Puffins Isle of May

Razor Bill

Razor Bill Isle of May

Tern in flight

Female Eider on nest

Rock Pipit

Rock Pipit

Guillemot grooming


Puffins with the Bass Rock in background

Below are comments that got lost when the website went down. 

2 responses to Photos from Isle of May, 29th of May 2013. Scotland UK.

  1. Wes Donze said on June 3, 2013

    excellent photos – very good selection

    • KiwiGav said on June 3, 2013

      Glad you liked them, I hope to get a few from last year up, I felt they were better, it was a brighter day and a lot more birds about, the storms and spills of whatever it was down south seem to have taken their toll on the birds up here.