Baron’s Haugh

Walked round Baron’s Haugh RSPB reserve early afternoon.  Warblers in the trees to be heard but not seen. Lots of butterflies,whites and orange-tips, but they weren’t settling. Saw a few Common Blue Damselflies near the river. Well I think they’re Common Blue. The blue damselflies mostly look the same to Read more…

Hogganfield Loch

A couple of hours to spare so went looking for the grebes, hoping to see the chicks. What a difference 2 weeks can make to the vegetation in a pond. You’d never know there had ever been a grebe nest there, with all the grasses and reeds covering the area. Read more…

Divers (as in rare ducks NOT “divers” as in people)

One of the highlights of the week was seeing the divers. A Great Northern Diver was regularly spotted in the bay at Aultbea. The locals said he had been there for a while. One morning at Mellon Udrigle there was a pair of Red-throated Divers. Never thought I would ever Read more…

River Ewe Walk

Tuesday 21st May Good walk from Poolewe following the River Ewe upstream. Beautiful and varied scenery with lots to see. It’s a good path from Poolewe and and the whole circular walk would take you right up to Loch Maree and over to Loch Kernsary if you follow it far Read more…

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