There were a lot of good birds around Lothian this month, but a combination of skulking habits, poor light and some of them being inconsiderate enough to only be around midweek meant that I didn't get terribly good shots of most of them.
Mainland Scotland's first Paddyfield Warbler at Torness Power Station was undoubtably the star bird of the month. It was extremely active and, as is typical of this species, it kept to the dense cover making it difficult to get a clear shot.
Also in the bushes at Torness Power Station were at least two Yellow-browed Warblers which were even more active than the Paddyfield Warbler!
At Skateraw, whilst looking for more migrants up the raging torrent that is laughingly known as the 'dry burn', a Kestrel and a Buzzard provided some nice opportunities.
The unseasonably warm weather meant there was still some reasonable insect activity even at the end of the month.
It's much easier photographing snails than warblers!
It is easy to see how the Storksbill got its name when you see their seed pods.
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