We just took the trail leading from the carpark thus avoiding any rush to cram ourselves into the train.
Not long up the trail we heard the whirring noise and saw the first of 5 Red Grouse spotted on the mountain.
Back down a few hundred feet we went to Loch Morlich to feed the ducks.I was slightly surprised when one female jumped onto my hand and stole all the food:)(Photo by Majella Fox.)
We were quite disappointed to find all the feeders had been removed making it harder to find Crested Tits.
No Crested Tits were found but I did see this Male Crossbill in the top of a nearby pine.
Around 7pm we walked to the hide of Speyside Wildlife where 6 Woodcocks called and flew past us in the near darkness.
A herd of Red Deer were already taking advantage of the food put out by our guide john.
It cane into view, climbed the tree and began feasting on the peanuts & raisins left for it.
Our friend Helen was trying her best to conceal her excitement at he first Pine Marten sighting.
Total Bird List for trip -
63.Woodcock(New for 2014)
Another great day in the Highlands but with only 2 left its near the end of my daily blog.
Thanks again for reading.I will try and get Pt 9 & 10 done tomorrow as we spend the night in Stirling to complete our trip unless I can convince Majella to add an extra day :) lol