Tuesday, 18 April 2017


Cairn Lochan

Ptarmigan now in Spring plumage

And the Mountain Hares

More snow and ice than mid January!

Cairn Gorm and rime ice

A fluffy Snow Bunting

Male ptarmigan

Female ptarmigan

Looking down into Coire an Lochain

Ice on Cairn Lochan

Twin Burns area

Cairn Lochan in sun
A clear and hazy sunshine day throughout much of the Highlands. Lighter winds but still sub zero on the summits today and cold hands for photography. The plateau and crags are looking far more winter like than mid January! Spring has definitely arrived for the wonderful wildlife in the Cairngorm Mountains. The Ptarmigan are now in their full Spring plumage. The Mountain hares are out of their full winter coat too. If you didn't see a ptarmigan today then you couldn't have been looking properly! They were in the corries, on the ridges and up high on the plateau. If you want to see all these wonderful creatures then why not book onto one of my Photography & Wildlife tours.  A lovely day to be out in the hills. Temperatures are on a slight rise over the next few days.

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