Big day

I think that apart from gorgeous weather we saw most things today.

A n otter straight off, for some time on Loch na Keal, along with summer plumage great northern divers, same with slavonian grebes with their trendy red and yellow head gear. Another otter doing what they did last year, in spending leisure time on Scarisdale Rocks 200m offshore with the seals before the rising tide knocks them off !!

Wheatears, rock and meadow pipits, curlews and buzzards of course, sparrowhawks, ravens, both seal species, red deer etc.

Leaving the National Scenic Area we found an adult white tailed sea eagle on top of some dead trees which gave good views in the telescope before a change over at the nest, then one of them rising above us until it was in the clouds. In Glenmore we had both harriers flying and landing, two immature sea eagles and a  golden eagle at last, around the mountains of Ben Taladh with another female harrier there. Latterly then my first short eared owl of this season which gave long term views left and right of the road.

I call the above a good day don’t you ?.