Ok, so here it is, the first update of our annual Scottish Highlands tour. We have battled against adverse conditions (rain, sleet, snow, wind etc) but overall have triumphed. A more detailed blog will be added at the end of the tour, updates throughout and a full trip report will follow in a week or so. Today species of note included; Capercaillie (male and female), Black Grouse, Red Grouse, Ptarmigan (7), Golden Eagle, Red Kite, Osprey, Short-eared Owl, Dipper (feeding a chick), Black-throated Diver, Red-throated Diver, Ring Ousel, Crested Tit and a strong supporting cast. The images below are totally un-edited, straight off the camera, many are record shots and some "phone-scoped". Click on any of the images to view an enlarged version.
If this wets your appetite for next years tour please feel free to make an enquiry, there are only 3 places remaining!! More tomorrow........
2 Caper Vids taken on the phone held to the scope!
Above 2 imges - Golden Eagle
Above 3 images - Ptarmigan
Crested Tit - Honest!!
Capercaillie (hand held HTC HD to scope)