Couldn't find any wildlife pics but we have a few of these gorgeous beasts too Fairy. The local Wildlife Trust uses them and hardy breeds of sheep to graze on specific areas to encourage wildflowers such as orchids etc.
10 Sep 2017 09:29
Cute pic scroggin
I suppose I take them for granted - and they're plentiful up here, but it's surprising how people are so thrilled when they see them. My ex husband's friend and his wife came up on holiday one year, and she was adamant about going somewhere to see some. She was absolutely over the moon when she did!
I have a few others from when I was away recently - I wouldn't get these in the garden
Ring necked plover - from what I can tell from the RSPB Identifier
Not sure what this is - there are lots of very similar birds, one of several choices....
and I think this may be a juvenile of the above
I caught a glimpse of white while going past this cliff edge...
...a zoom in showed a fulmar on it's nest. I just missed the other parent flying in and back out
Lovely to see a few different birds from my garden ones. Unfortunately, I didn't manage to catch the whales, dolphins, sharks and porpoises which frequent the area
Hi Sheps - I have to admit I dismissed Wheatear, as it looked a bit different from the ones I've seen before, although the young one (if that's what he/she was) looked more like one. Perhaps I've only seen young or juvenile ones before - or maybe I've seen something totally different before!
Gorgeous photo - as yours always are
Mary - I'm in central Scotland, but I hillwalk regularly, so I'm often all over the place - mainly further north. Those photos were taken when I was away recently - near Lochinver, which is north of Ullapool - on the north west coast.
Most Hielan' coos are farmed ( their meat is highly prized,and lower in fat than most beef ) but there are a few kicking about all over Scotland. They're native to the north and west Highlands because they're perfectly adapted to the weather conditions and the poor grazing on higher ground.There are some quite local to me, and these ones are in Glen Fyne, which is near Inveraray.
Gorgeous Sheps. How sad when these little birds are struggling to thrive.
They're quite similar to meadow pipits (and lots of other little brown birds! ) - so common at all levels on hills/moorland when I'm out. I'm always amazed at how such tiny little birds cope with the vagaries of the weather.
We're a bit short of people with real camera 'expertise' for the camera thread unfortunately, but as long as we have some nice pix to look at, it doesn't matter too much! Hope you post loads more of your lovely pix.