Wednesday, 26 April 2017

A Week in the Scottish Highlands

Spent a week in Scotland, Aviemore and Cairngorm area for 7 days, then 2 days on the west coast at Strontian. Brilliant break with some outstanding birds.
8th April - Aviemore
 Bank Vole at Loch Garten

 Nice close Buzzard
 Nice to see the Ospreys back with at least 6 birds in the area.

9th April
 Black Grouse

 Scottish Crossbills at Carrbridge

 Grey Wagtail
10th April
 Ring Ouzel

11th April
 Black-throated Diver

Ring Ouzel
12th April
 Slavonian Grebe

13th April
 Badgers at Speyside

 A surprise visit by Waxwings at Alt More

14th April
 It was a bit wintery on the top of Cairngorm
 Decided t brave the elements and climbed up the mountain to see Ptarmigan and they didn't disappoint - special moment.

 Red Grouse getting in on the act
 The Ring Ouzel was waiting for us when we got down
 Snow Bunting also made an appearance.

15th April - Strontian
 The very 'Twitchable' Black Duck

 Rock Pipit
16th April

 Some nice April scenery

 Hooded Crow
 Meadow Pipit

Wild Mountain Goat