Drizzly day

Today could have been a write off with such murky weather, but they were a hardy bunch for the trip and we got the better of mother nature with a short eared owl just after the Grasspoint Bridge turnoff.

Still drizzly I spotted lesser butterfly orchids at Grasspoint along with other orchids and any day now all can smell the wonderful  fragrant orchids there.

Off into Glenmore in the hope the rain would lift, but it didn’t,so down now to Loch Beg and a big and close encounter with a male otter and another otter further into Loch Scridain.

Weather picking up a little now and a very good views of a hunting short eared owl on the high point of the Glenmore Road.

Finally going down to sea level on the way to Craignure to drop people for the ferry we all had good views of a young male Hen Harrier as it wafted elegantly across the close landscape before us.

 

P.S. I forget the very colourful male Whinchat we all saw today.