Scotland day two – Onto Ardnamurchan

Last night and this morning we had another stroll down to Loch Linnhe to check out the Plovers, adding common seal and Great Northern Diver to the list.

This morning we headed across the Corran ferry to Ardnamurchan and camped up at Resipole along Loch Sunnart. The campsite is alive with birds with warblers, chaffinch and siskin spotted, and even a Cuckoo heard distantly.

We took a trip along to the Adnurra Nature Centre, and then on to the foothills of Ben Hiant.

We were hoping for a Sea Eagle, which didn’t show, but were more than happy with our first Golden Eagle of the trip, first Wheatear, and a beautiful male Hen Harrier.

A good walk around the base of Ben Hiant chasing elusive Cuckoos (lots up here) and an array of smaller birds.

Plenty of Red Deer about too.

Oystercatcher and Sandpiper outside the campsite.

Tomorrow it’s some forest time, hoping for Crossbills and Crested Tits, then we head for Mull on Friday.

The daily blogging plans are being hampered by poor signal, so if there’s no post, it’s just that, nothing bad!

David

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One Response to Scotland day two – Onto Ardnamurchan

  1. Pingback: Mull and Ardnamurchan Part 6 – Visiting Scotland | Why watch wildlife?

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