Thursday provided the same problem with the Golden Eagles. It was a fine enough day with a bit of a breeze blowing that kept the midges away. Corncrake and Mountain Hare were on the list early doors and Rook was the only thing I managed to photograph!
Crossbill and Buzzard were the best we could do as we had our first attempt at the large raptors. A female Hen Harrier showed well and a frustratingly brief Golden Eagle was overshadowed by an Adder and a Slow Worm. No sign of any Otters and no sign of any large raptors taking to the skies - a call was made for everybody to stay cool, it'll happen soon! Our luck changed in the afternoon when we found a skulking Otter that was a real struggle to get onto but all that changed as two Otters exploded over the top of a rock. They caused a real ruckus as they tumbled over the rocks chittering loudly. It was a male trying to get the attention of a female and she wanted no part in the matter. Certainly a nature in the raw moment that one. Another Otter was seen in more serene conditions before we viewed the WT Eagles. There was still the pressing matter of Golden Eagle to sort out. A last gasp effort had some of us viewing a Golden Eagle flying along the ridge and a change of location to relocate the bird doubled the sight as we picked up two birds sitting on the hill. The close view of a Red Deer stag was a bonus as we headed back to base.