Adult Osprey (bottom right of image) surveys its surrounding with the Braco moors in the background, Perth & Kinross 29 July 2010.
Back home in Lancs now after 3 months in Scotland. I'd never really considered Perthshire as a hot birding county and always just thought of speeding through on up into the Highlands and beyond. But it certainly has a lot to offer for birding and I've never been able to pop home for a cup of tea after work and then drive out again for half an hour and see Red Kites, Osprey, Short-eared Owls and Hen Harriers!
But working there wasn't always about actually seeing the birds. Often I'd be searching for clues of their presence (droppings, feathers, pellets, nests, etc). I did see the Tawny Owl at its daytime roost the other day (you can just see the protruding perch it was using), but a quick check below gave a lot more away.