So far January has been a good start to the year, hence the reason I have decided that this be a good time to set up a blog. Although I have no photos to share, I did manage to see with my partner waxwings on the disused railway at Bonnyton, Kilmarnock. Just at the entrance, on the left side around 20 or so were perched on the trees feeding. I've seen waxwings before in Sweden and only a couple of months ago back in Aberdeen but never have I managed to get so close and great views as this occasion where it was possible to make out their detail and colour properly.
Within the same week I also took a visit to Martnaham Loch to see the Ring-necked Duck and also a visit to Bogside racecourse where 2 Short-eared Owls were present although it was too dark to see soon after arriving. Another visit to this site brought spectacular views of them hunting, as well as around 6 row deer.
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