Monday, 27 December 2010

Swans in Largo Bay

 A pair of adult mute swans with three juveniles on the sands at Lower Largo.
Swans taking flight. Notice the snow covered hills on the other side of the Forth.

Friday, 24 December 2010


Amongst the gulls swimming off Lower Largo Pier, I noticed a duck which I hadn't seen before in this area. Unfortunately, I didn't have my binoculars but I took a photo and zoomed in once I got it on to the computer.  Identified it as a shelduck. The gulls were mostly black headed gulls, in winter plumage, and a juvenile herring gull.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010


Spotted this redwing feeding on cotoneaster berries in a neighbour's garden in Lundin Links. Not a very good photo but can just see the red area under the wing and the prominent off-white stripe above the eye.
In our own garden lots of goldfinches feeding on the nyger seeds, also long-tailed tits feeding on the peanuts as well as blue tits, great tits, chaffinches, dunnocks, robins, blackbirds, thrushes.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Swans at Lower Largo Pier

Adult Mute Swan and Three Juveniles off Lower Largo Pier
View from the Pier - The Sun goes down over Largo Bay

Monday, 6 December 2010

Yet More Snow

 It snowed all morning from around 5.00am causing chaos in Fife and the Central Lowlands and the pier at Lower Largo was completely covered in snow.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Winter Sunset

 Looking over a snowy Lundin Golf Course to Leven

Lundin Golf Course, Leven Beach and Methil Power Sration

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

More Snow

 Rabbit in the snow - Massney Braes Lundin Links.
Snowy Path - Top of Massney Braes Lundin Links.

It has been snowing on and off for several days now, and yet more forecast. The novelty is beginning to wear off.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

First Snows of Winter

Looking from the burn up Lundin Golf Course
Looking towards the Clubhouse
A snowy Largo Law above the village of Lundin Links and the golf course

These pictures were taken yesterday. There was a lot more snow overnight and throughout the day.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Rainbow Over Lower Largo

Rainbow over the viaduct at Lower Largo.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Spiders' Webs

 A foggy morning in Lundin Links highlighted all the spiders webs in the garden hedge.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Dumbarnie Links - Dune Stabilisation

On Sunday we parked at Shell Bay and walked to Dumbarnie Links from East to West. We normally walk from Lower Largo. We passed a dune stabilisation area, which we hadn't seen before.
The fencing traps the sand and allows plants to re-establish.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Cormorant - Characteristic Pose

Cormorant drying its wings on the rocks opposite Lower Largo pier.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Fungi -Inkcaps

Two different inkcap fungi growing very close together at the side of the path at the top of the Massney Braes in Lundin Links- above I think is the Common Inkcap and below the Shaggy Inkcap.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Storm Damage

An early Autumn storm has caused considerable damage to the pier at Lower Largo and to the boats in the harbour.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Who's Looking At You?

Two calves in the field in front of the ruins of Largo House. I think they'd spotted us walking along the road and they obligingly posed for their photo.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Fungi - Serpentine Walk

Fungi, possibly honey fungus (Armillaria mellea) at the base of a very large beech tree in the Serpentine Walk.
A diseased part of the trunk of the same beech tree. The pinkish coloured growth is possibly a canker.

Large saucer sized fungi growing in the grass in the Serpentine Walk. Could possibly be Brown roll-rim (Paxillus involutus).

Friday, 20 August 2010

Activity in Largo Bay

Barges and tugs move towering platforms from Methil.

Friday, 13 August 2010

St John's Wort

The flowers of the shrub St John's Wort (hypericum) in the garden are buzzing with bees and hover wasps just now. The flowers are open and the pollen easily collected.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Sunny Day at Elie

A colourful boating scene at Elie with Largo Law in the background. Elie is the next village along the Fife Coast travelling East from Lower Largo.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Change to the Methil Skyline

A wind turbine has been erected at the Western end of Largo Bay

The new wind turbine at Methil Docks.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Surprise at the Garden Gate

It was nearly dusk last night and I was about to close the garden gate when I noticed this toad on the pavement. At least I think it's a toad and not a frog - warty dry skin and stubby body.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Blebo Craigs Village Gardens

Ten village gardens in Blebo Craigs, North East Fife were open this weekend under Scotland's Garden Scheme. Above is the view from one of the gardens to the Lomond Hills.

Another garden includes this water-filled disused quarry, with yellow flags at the edge.

A lovely bank of wild flowers - fox-gloves, sweet rocket, poppies and lambs-lugs.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Spot the Birdie

This yellowhammer was well camoflaged amongst the bushes alongside the disused railway track in Lower Largo.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Flowers in Abundance

A field strip of poppies in Upper Largo.

A flowery glade of buttercups and red campion in the Serpentine Walk.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Granny's Bonnets

A lovely patch of aquilegia (columbine, granny's bonnets) at the top of Massney Braes. They ranged in colour from white through pink and blue to deep purple.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Eider Ducks and Ducklings

An eider duck with four ducklings swimming off Largo Pier. The ducklings looked so tiny as they battled the waves.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Flowers in Red, White and Blue

Red campion and bluebells at the start of Keil's Den

An avenue of white cow parsley and may blossom on the trees in the Serpentine Walk.

A sea of bluebells in Keil's Den.