Had a good weekend at Caerlaverock with the Low Barns Photography Group at the weekend. Went to have a walk around a loch north of Laurieston and saw my first Red Squirrel cross the path and two more at the bird hide feeders- nice to see. Also saw buzzard, nuthatch, and Marsh Tit along with the more common tits. Then went down to see the Red Kites at the feeding station. The birds were coming in from the south which made photography very difficult, although it did start to rain and the kites then perched in the trees till the rain stopped - this allowed a good digiscoping opportunity.
Then went on to Caerlaverock where we stopped overnight. 2 Badgers and a fox showed really close to the farmhouse observetory. An early morning on Sunday gave great views of Roe Deer, and of course thousands of Barnacle Geese, I managed a very distant 250 yards record shot of a buzzard - but poor quality. Other birds included - Yellowhammer, teal, wigeon, shelduck, Black Tailed Godwit, Whooper Swans. A good weekend all in all