I couldn't decide on a title for this post so put 2 lol.I've waited for over an hour for the photos to upload and now its 12.50am...yawn
Also I have got through half a bottle of Pale Cream & 3 glasses of whisky so if this post makes no sense you know why;)
We were up early as we had a planned 2 hour drive up to Loch Flemington, but as always with Scotland you can get easily distracted by the scenery and other wildlife.
This was the view 5 minutes from our cabin in Glen Spean at 7.30am
From Inverness we braved the traffic on the Kessock Bridge and headed onto the Black Isle and towards Chanonry Point, famed for its views of Bottlenose Dolphins.
I knew due to the tide that we had no hope of seeing dolphins but we did see 3 Harbour Seals and were entertained by the presence of a pair of Herring Gulls.
This one decided it was bathtime.
The calm waters of the Moray Firth.(photo by Majella Fox)
One of the Herring Gulls soon got what it wanted and flew to shore with a Hermit Crab in its bill.
A lot of roadworks for the widening of this road slowed us down but it enabled us to spot 4 Red Kites over the nearby fields.
Total Bird List for trip -
52.Hooded Crow(New for 2014) 53.Crossbill(New for 2014) 54.Red Legged Partridge 55.American Coot(1st ever sighting) 56.Red Grouse(New For Year) 57.Stonechat(New For Year)
Definately our busiest day yet and with new sightings for the year and a "lifer" it turned into a fantastic day in the Highlands.
Thanks for reading and ploughing through the endless photos of todays blogpost;)
Tomorrow may give us another new sighting in the form of a Kumlien's Gull in Mallaig:)