Tuesday, 10 October 2017


Ptarmigan taking flight
Some ptarmigan think it's winter already
Weather fromt arriving over the Fiacaill Ridge
Meall a' Bhuachaille & Loch Morlich
Female Ptarmigan
More showing off
Taking off
No luck with the Mountain Hare's sticking around today
These weather windows we are experiencing are becoming shorter and shorter. This morning we had just a few hours of sunny and dry conditions in The Cairngorms. With yet another Atlantic weather front heading over in the afternoon. Enough time to get out and get amongst the ptarmigan for some wildlife photography. Today we saw around 20 ptarmigan in the Northern Corries. Some are just getting into their winter plumage. One or two were not far away from full winter feathers. The cloud came over by early afternoon but some nice spells of sunshine. Fingers getting chilly for photography and the down jacket was on when hanging about for any length of time above 900m.

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