There were loads of Linnets down at Kirkton bay this afternoon and I managed to get a few half decent shots. I thought I had the ISO set at 1,600 but it was at 3,200 so the images are a bit grainy, but I did have a fairly fast shutter speed so I managed to get reasonably sharp images I guess. These are really smart birds. There were also lots of Lesser Redpolls, Linnets and a few Twite at Plockton this morning but sadly I didn't have my camera with me.
I also got a nice shot of Yellow Flag Iris on the maritime grassland above the saltmarsh at Kirkton and this shot of Kirkton Barn from an unusual angle down near the shore. I like this antique effect for these old buildings and think it might be nice to put together a collection of a few of these from the estate, maybe as an alternative calendar for next year?
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer (GIS) with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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