Sunday, 19 November 2000

19th November 2000 Woods behind Grantown on Spey Golf Course (Aachlan Forest), 8am - 10am

Pink-footed Goose c.750 on drive south through Ayrshire
Greylag Goose c.50
Capercaillie 1 male stood facing us on track ‘frozen’ for c.5 minutes - superb. Large decurved yellowish-green bill. Large black head with powerful ‘bull-necked’ appearance. Red eyebrow. Obvious white ‘landing lights’ on forewing. Greyish belly, brownish wings. ‘Thick’ grey legs. It eventually flew showing long rounded tail in flight. We then flushed 2 birds with poor flight views obtained as they flew away from us ‘through the woodland’.
Crested Tit 2
Treecreeper 2
Raven 1