Sunday, 4 March 2018


Best of the views on Meall a' Bhuachaille today
Frozen Loch Morlich
Song Thrush, Findorn Bay
Turnstone, Findhorn Bay
Golden Plover, Findorn Bay
Male Stonechat, Findorn Bay
Seals sunbathing, Findhron Bay
Curlew, Findhorn Bay
The Cairngorms have been invisible under low cloud and snow since Wednesday last week. Very cold temperatures of -10 for much of this time and some strong winds. Strangely there hasn't been as much snow as more easterly parts of Scotland and no where near the volume as the Central Belt. Very fie snow falling at Aviemore level over many days but strangely just a few cm's of snow lying. Today we had a wander up Meall a' Bhuchaille. The winds were light and it didn't feel at all cold on the tops. Little in the way of views. I'm sure the mountains will look stunning when we get another blue skies and high level cloud day, whenever that may be. Saturday we headed north and away from the hills to get some views and some great birdwatching up on the Moray coast. No snow lying on the ground here. Temperature on the up next week but still remaining cold and very much winter on the mountains. With the amount of snow and no signs of 'warmth' anytime soon, it looks like we will be in for a bumper winter right through to Easter. Suits me.
I still have plenty of midweek dates free this month. If you want winter, it's here for sure.

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