All images © Peter Garrity


21-04-2018 Near Wigtown Bay, Dumfries & Galloway

An early morning start and great news to find both birds at the nest site. Light was very poor as the sun was rising behind the nest but I used a Canon 1DX and 2 x TC to capture the best shots. I tried the 7D with both 1.4TC and manual focus with the 2 x TC but the results were poor. I returned in the evening for better light just as EP was bringing in nest material.

Male "EP" (Pale Yellow ring) was present with an un-ringed female. EP had been at Wigtown previously but had nested at this site last year. He is 15 years old and was born at Abernethy in 2003.

 EP with nest material

Changing over

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