These seals were sunbathing on a rocks in the sea, occasionally waving at us with their tails.
A rather fine chaffinch with some feed in its beak.
The usual garden scene. I think this is a male and female sparrow sitting together on a small tree.
We saw plenty of these deer on the right and the left of the path.
The usual garden scene
The usual garden scene.
There were 8 Whooper Swans on Loch a Mhuilinn on the Applecross peninsula.
This small, beautiful bird was running up and down the edge of a small slow running stream, pausing occasionally to rifle through the sand.
This Common Gull was wading up and down the shallows.
Ruddy Turnstone, Arenaria interpres.
Common Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs gengleri
European Robin, Erithacus rubecula.
Lousewort, Pedicularis sylvatica
Rabbit at the Car Park of RSPB Baron's Haugh Nature Reserve, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.
Red fox at Langlands Moss, L.N.R.
Greylag Goose at Strathclyde Loch.
Best-Guess on ID.
I'm given to understand these guys are just 'Greater Pond Snails' - I can't really tell. Anyway, they live in an old, naturalized glass terrarium on my balcony which is filled with water, these, Ramshorn snails and water louse are the three species that have taken up permanent residence. We had a Pond Skater for a day but it left.
In summer you can see lots of tiny little invertebrates scooting around, I presume they are larvae of small flies amongst other things.
Flying over field, and sitting on fense post along road.
~4 in the evening.
Powdered Sunshine Lichen, Vulpicida pinastri.
This little Lichen is a priority species and here at Langlands Moss has presented a few challenges for the team as they replace the wooden boardwalk with a recycled plastic alternative.
A pretty cool looking Broom Moth Caterpillar at Langlands Moss, L.N.R.
The ID for this was between Common & Herring Gull - my choice of Herring Gull is based mostly on the shape of the head and the size of the bird.
Wren at James Hamilton Heritage Park.
Low growing hairless plant with oval, pointed leaves. Yellow flowers with 5 corolla lobes are star-shaped. Darker yellow spot at the centre of each flower.
Identified as male due to yellow colouration of ventral surface. Posterior section of tail noticeably darker and unpigmented. Indicative of previous act of autotomy.
Female Common Darter at Coulter's Woods
Sphagnum Mosses at Shields Moss