When up in a Cairngorms I hoped to see Mountain Hares. I managed a few shots, and this was probably the best shot. I was expecting shots more like this! I even had another one pose briefly by the road. It moved off and poked its head over the snow. Related posts: Ptarmigan and mountain…Details
I found my first reptiles of the year this morning: some slow worms. They were fairly sluggish, at least to start with, so I got a few shots of them before they slithered off. Related posts: Migrant Hawker in flight and slow worm First (scarce?) emerald damselfly of the year Heron and waterfall at Levens,…Details
While driving through the Cairngorms we stopped at Fraser’s bridge on Clunie Water, Glen Clunie. The wonderful bridge was too nice to ignore, even to someone like me who doesn’t do much landscape photography (though I did have to clone out a street sign out of one of the photos). I also got a shot…Details
In a break from the photos from Scotland, here are some from my holiday last year to Kefalonia. While driving up Mount Aenos we stopped to admire the view. I spotted this butterfly flying, I believe it is a dingy skipper. EDIT: it’s a grizzled skipper On a rock nearby this Balkan wall lizard was…Details
One stop while in the Cairngorms was Cairngorm Mountain. In the car park there you can often find snow buntings, which can be tempted down a bit closer with some seed. It was pretty snowy so I got shots of them on the rocky wall with some snow around. Related posts: Snow Bunting feeding on…Details
Some more photos photos from Loch Garten. A great tit posed, looking right at me, which gives a bit of a different perspective. A treecreeper landed in a pine tree and I managed a couple of grab shots as it searched for food. And a chaffinch posed on the twig. Related posts: Crested tit, coal…Details
I’m not one for doing landscapes, but even I couldn’t resist a view like this. Ive stitched together a number of shots and quite like the result Related posts: Elan Valley landscapes and waterfall Common toads by a loch – Bufo bufo Leaping Salmon at Stainforth Force, Yorkshire Dales Ptarmigan and mountain hare on Glen…Details
I have loads of photos from my recent trip to Scotland, but barely started on the editing, so here is a coal tit at Loch Garten.