Sunday, 26 October 2008

Sculpture, Totem-pole??

Walking along the beach in Lower Largo noticed this structure that had suddenly appeared in one of the gardens adjoining the shore. It has four different faces, and four arms. Not sure whether it's a sculpture or a totem-pole but it's certainly very striking.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Lower Largo Pier

Looking from Lower Largo Pier back to the village and the disused railway viaduct.

Lobster pots on the pier. Glad to say that the tip of the pier which was crumbling away after storm damage in March has now been repaired. The pier is a good place for birdwatching: herons, oyster catchers, eider ducks and redshanks are the most commonly seen on the rocks opposite and there are always the gulls. Today on the pier met a couple who said they had seen dolphins in the bay a couple of days ago.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Brent Geese, Female Goosanders

There was a group of Brent Geese close to the shore in Largo Baythis morning. I hadn't seen them in this area before. Quite striking black and grey birds with pale underparts.

Recently there has been a group of female goosander in the harbour area. They are very similar to the female red-breasted merganser but I think these were goosander because there was a sharp outline to the brown colour at the neck.