Sunday 10 May 2015

Bonny Scotland!

I've just had a splendid week in Scotland with my wife and daughter. We couldn't completely escape the election, as SNP banners and flags were everywhere, but we did our best.

We stayed in a lovely cottage that overlooked Loch Ewe. On the way we stopped at Loch Garten to take part in Capercaillie Watch. It turned out to be a bad decision as far as the Capers were concerned, because the only male that was displaying was hidden behind a tree. Can you year tick one based on seeing it on CCTV camera? However, Loch Garten looked great, both at night and in the early morning.

Anyway, as normal there were plenty of exciting bits including an encounter with a friendly Pine Marten. Lots of Great Northern Divers were on Loch Ewe and at least 20 Whimbrel and a single White-tailed Eagle were also in the area. It was also good to hear so many Cuckoos. 

Below are a few of my favourite images:

The Moon Over Loch Garten
Loch Garten
Loch Garten
Brown Hare
Pine Marten
Great Northern Diver
Great Northern Diver
Ringed Plover
White Wagtail
Beinn Eighe
George & Dawn with Slioch in the Background
An Teallach
Look at The Ice Fall Below the Cornice (centre bottom of image) , Some of the Chunks are the Size of a Large Van


  1. Beautiful images Carl - stunning scenery.

  2. Great post mate,really nice images!!!!