Friday, 7 June 2019


Sun on the cliffs of Coire an Lochain
Dotterel enjoying some sunshine
Warm rock on the Fiacaill for a change
Ring Ouzel
A fine day to be out on the hills
Female ptarmigan
Early morning on the ridge
Hares going into summer pelage
Newly fledged Ring Ouzel
Male ptarmigan
It was lovely to feel the warmth and light of sunshine again today. It's been a very wet few days here in the Cairngorms National Park. Near constant rain for two days in Aviemore. Quite unusual for this time of year, especially over in the East where we enjoy a much drier climate than the west. Today the wildlife were also enjoying the sunshine. Basking and drying out in the open. Lovely to see a group of 3 newly fledged Ring Ouzel and their parents out on the hill. Dotterel were enjoying the dry and bright conditions too. Early morning is a great time to be out when it's quiet and wildlife is waking up and out feeding. The light is also quite magical this time of year.
The Fiacaill Coire Cas ridge was warm rock for a change. Quite a pleasant romp along the ridge.
Yesterday (Thursday) evening

Yesterday evening we headed out late afternoon/early evening just as the sun started to break through the rain clouds. We walked up Cairn Gorm in cloud, reaching the summit just as the clouds lifted and it was a glorious evening. The clouds and light made for a terrific evening.
A huge transformation on the descent
Cairn Gorm summit
Loch Morlich & The Northern Corries
Wagtail sitting still for a change

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