The Sovereign is a wrecked fishing boat off Cairnbulg Harbour. It has featured in this blog a few times. In the 'Perfect Storm' of 15th December 2012 it was shifted by the waves some 200 meters closer to the harbour. The other day when I was down there the tide was a long way out and I thought thet I would be able to walk right up to the wreck and get some good close up photos. Alas there is a deep channel that stopped me getting really close. However here are some of the images I took.
My other mini photographic jaunt was to Peterhead where there is a flock of up to 50 Waxwings feeding on apples put out in the garden, other birds also took advantage of the feast.
Waxwings breed in the conifer forests of the high north. They winter further south and a few find their way to these islands and are regular winter visitors to Aberdeen where they eat berries from ornamental shrubs in gardens and other open spaces. Sometimes there are 'eruptions when several thousand reach these shores.
Here are some more bird pictures I have taken over the past few days
You will see elsewhere on this site that the winners of the 6th, and final monthly competition of the season were announced you can see the winning entries by following this link. It was interesting to see that five of the entries, including the winner 'Mandarin Duck, Elgin' by Stuart Fenty, came from the photographic tour of the Moray coast on 17th February. There is a write up on the tour in the 19th Feb blog.
Here are my entries to the competition
I'm please to say that the Oystercatcher image is now being used as the banner on the World Seabird Union Facebook page
Finaly here is a selection of images from the past couple of weeks
I'm Mike, I am the (Self appointed!) web master for Fraserburgh Photographic Society (FPS). I started taking photography seriously a couple of years ago and joined Fraserburgh Photographic Society