Wednesday, 23 May 2018


Loch Avon basking in sun
High altitude Stoat at 900m
Last of the snow at The Great Slab
Sunbathing ptarmigan
Coire an t-Sneachda
Snow Bunting
Stag Rocks, Loch Avon and Shelterstone Crag
Trailing Azalea
Hare going into summer coat
Lone Reindeer moving up the hill
Feithe Buidhe free flowing
More ptarmigan
Coire an Lochain
A beautiful day here in The Cairngorms and much of the Highlands. The first day of what looks like a min heatwave. Temperatures on the rise through to the weekend and light winds. We won't be getting any thunderstorms like down south so what are you waiting for? The Scottish mountains is where its at. The wildlife certainly into full swing. Lots of ptarmigan, snow bunting with its beautiful song and the dotterel have arrived but I've yet to see them. Lovely quiet morning and kept that way by going off any trails and into the wild. The ground is wonderfully dry with the grasses on the plateau like a carpet. The flora is also making an appearance. Trailing Azalea just coming into flower. A first for me was spotting a Stoat at 900m in Coire an Lochain! Hopefully it wasn't snatching any ptarmigan eggs. A beautiful day to be out and about. It's getting warmer!

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