Tuesday, 19 December 2006

Barrow's Goldeneye, River Teith,Callender,Stirlingshire,Scotland.19th December 2006

Hazel and me have been up to Callender in Stirlingshire Scotland today, to see the Barrow's Goldeneye that's currently up there. On arrival, the weather was appalling. Thick mist covered the River Teith and visibility was about 20 metres.
When I got me camera out of the case, I realised the battery was flat., so whilst the mist was around, I paid a visit to the local police station to ask whether I could charge it up. This wasn't a problem, so I plugged it in, and said I would return in about an hours time to pick it up. This time would give Hazel and me the chance to find the bird.
We found the bird further down the river, and a local told us that it will return to it favourite patch of water, directly behind the police station!!!!!
We returned to the station and the battery was fine.The bird did actually return to where the local had predicted, so I tried for some images. The bird was very nervous and didn't come close at all, and add to that, the mist spoiling the light, images weren't great.