A quick shot from the Loch Garten feeders. I went all the way up to the Highlands of Scotland and photographed….a robin. It looked so nice in the sun I couldn’t resist pressing the shutter!
Here are a couple of landscape from the Cairngorms last month. First up a panorama on the road back from Lecht. and another shot from further along the road.
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.
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…
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.
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
Back in March I was lucky enough to see a capercaillie that posed for photos. I got some photos of the capercaillie in the woods too.
Some pics from the Cairngorms now. Most people stick to the grouse and other highland specialties when in the the Cairngorms but I can’t resist a good toad photograph and at this loch there were 100s! They were in the water and on the paths. There were a few mating pairs. I I couldn’t resist…
Driving to Glen Shee, we passed plenty of red grouse and we stopped to photograph an number of those in photographic postions. I managed to get one making that fantastic call. A few were wandering around the ski resort car park. We also passed a golden plover, which I managed one ok photo of.
One of the species I wanted to see in Scotland was ptarmigan. These are a bird of mountain tops in the UK and it usually it would have involved walking through snow to get them in March, but the record warm weather meant there was little snow about so easier walking. Unfortunately it also meant…