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Chaffinch

A bonnie wee male chaffinch posing in the snow at Loch Morlich in the Cairngorms.

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The Stunning Cairngorms

The Cairngorms is a truly stunning place and I highly recommend a visit.  My shots were taken on a chilly but sunny day with all of the snow at high level.  The scenes below include Cairngorm mountain near Aviemore, home to the best snow sports in Scotland, however, on the day there was little activity due to the lack of snow on the slopes.  My plan to revisit the following day was put on hold due to an overnight 20cm fall of snow, which would no doubt have resulted in the imminent resumption of activities on the mountain.

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Posing Siskin

This charming little siskin happily posed for me whilst at Loch Morlich, Aviemore.  This is indeed a rarity for me as when attempting wildlife photography the subject is normally well gone before I release the shutter, a very frustrating hobby indeed.  In this case, perhaps it was frozen to the spot.

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Wintry Aviemore

As Billy Connolly once said ‘There are two seasons in Scotland, June and winter…
in Scotland, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes.’
To say the weather in Scotland is changeable is an understatement.  Only 24 hours earlier it was a fantastically sunny and clear day, albeit crisp – a perfect spring day.  The Highlands in Scotland are beautiful (or bonnie) but even more so when the landscape is completely changed by the arrival of snow.  The shots below were taken at a desolate Loch Morlich, Aviemore, with the vast majority of the snow untouched.

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Chaffinch in the snow

A few shots of a male Chaffinch in the snow at Loch Morlich in the Cairngorms.

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A boat trip to Loch Coruisk, Skye

Continuing my Isle of Skye posts, and this time a very enjoyable boat trip to Loch Coruisk.  Although there are many boat operators, we decided to opt for ‘Misty Isle’ as they appeared to be a very friendly family-orientated bunch, and at only £17.50 per person it seemed good value.  Boarding the boat at Elgol in somewhat dreich weather conditions, we were warmly greeted by Seumas the skipper and his son Stuart, who would be our tour guide whilst at sea.  Along the way we were hoping to spot the often talked about whales, dolphins and sharks, however we had to make do with seals who nonetheless were entertaining.  After a very knowledgeable commentary enjoyed by all, we arrived at Loch Coruisk and were welcomed by a break in the clouds and some sunshine; bliss indeed.  We spent 90 minutes ashore (the weather was too changeable to risk any longer) exploring the incredibly picturesque scenery in complete awe.  I thoroughly recommend it!

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View of the Cullin hills from ElgolSeals of Loch Coruisk

Seals of Loch Coruisk
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