Sunday, 21 October 2012


The weather forecast wasn't too good for this tour so we did our best to work around it. We started off in spitting rain to look for Golden Eagle. You could see the weather starting to close in but a single Hen Harrier, a distant WT Eagle and this young Golden Eagle were good enough.
Prolonged views of GN Diver as we hit the lochside and another two WT Eagle were seen before the rain started properly. Our next stop was a real treat as we picked up 4 Otters - a dog Otter was quite far out but the mum and two cubs gave a superb performance. We spent the next couple of hours looking for smaller birds and our reward was good views of Redpoll, Siskin, Song Thrush, Redwing, Reed Bunting and Mistle Thrush to name a few. Another visit to a site for Golden Eagle as the rain started to abate gave us good views of two adult birds. You can see this one has a full crop.
We finished the day off with a couple of WF Goose...
...two Lapwing, an itchy Mountain Hare...
...and a single Barnacle Goose.

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