Cormorant Fishing

27th August 2014 - here's a picture of one having an early supper - head down and looking ... an amazing sight.

Young Cormorant drying its wings

Of course a much better photo is from Chris. This one is drying out after a swim ... the feathers are NOT waterproof.

Cormorant by Gerry Que

The latest photo is from Gerry Que on 4th March 2018 above the weir at Netherlee.


Dippers are a not uncommon sight: often seen below the waterfall, beneath the castle, and both sides of the Snuffmill Bridge

Thanks for the above to Chris Everett, and below from Aileen Milne, 29th Decmember 2017

Grey Wagtail

To see a Grey Wagtail hovering and hoovering up the flies and other flying bugs is simply amazing. 


Heron flying down riverHeron sitting in a tree

Herons are difficult to photograph .. here is an attempt by one of the Gentlemens Walking Club on Wednesday 3rd September 2014: In flight, and sitting on a tree.


And of course a few really good ones from Chris Everett.

Wandering through the Park down to the Smiddy on a warm Friday evening and met Dieudonne ... and he asked me what sort of bird he had photographed. Fabulous pictures of a Heron below the Castle taken on 25th May 2018.

Probably the best pictures of a Heron were taken by Aileen Milne on 15th May 2018.


To see a Kingfisher in flight is fantastic. Both the White Bridge and the Snuff Mill bridge make good vantage points.


Thanks to Chris Everett for the above photo, and to Mhairi for the one below.

The speed at which they fly makes them difficult to see in flight: but one way is to watch a pool and suddenly see the ripples as one dives in and comes out with a small fish.

Goldeneye Ducks

A rare sight ... caught by Chris Everett

In March 2018, Aileen Milne took these lovely photographs.

Goosanders (Ducks)

Mallards (Ducks)

Some lovely photos ...

And some various photos by the Gentlemen walkers ...