Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The last rock sampling visit to Coire an Lochain

I accompanied my niece for the last time today to Coire an Lochain about 90 minutes walk from the Ski Centre at Cairngorm, she was sampling the granite for her university work for the last time. The only wildlife around were Ptarmigan and mostly distant Red Grouse, one of around 12 around the lochan in the corrie.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Greenland White-fronted Goose at Whigstreet

The Pink-footed Geese flock feeding in a field at Whigstreet were keeping their heads down feeding and only showed occasionally when a car passed or when a small group moved position. A large number of the birds were also hidden by a depression in the field so I was lucky (after an hour) to find this goose. A video I also took is a bit shaky as the wind was buffeting the car so much.

Greenland White-fronted Goose

Comparison to a Pink-footed Goose

This is all I saw at first!