Sunday, 2 September 2012


The last tour in August was a real contrast to the previous days effort. We started the day off with a juvenile Hen Harrier then it became a real struggle to find any of the 'big ones'. There was enough of the common things to keep us going and I knew it would come in time. Curlew, Red Deer, Redshank, Kestrel, Meadow Pipit - the list goes on but no biggies. A young Common Seal was nice to see at close quarters...
...and a Cormorant sailed past.
Quite a few Common Buzzard around too.
We had lunch and watched a few Ravens - it was looking dire. All of a sudden our luck changed as one of the guests picked up two WT Eagle in flight. A decision to get a bit closer paid off as we gained an Otter but lost the eagles. It didn't get any easier after that but we got superb views of Golden Eagle after a long wait and an Adder was found too. A few more small birds, two more Hen Harrier and a heap of Mountain Hare finished the day in style.

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