Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Red Deer Sightings - Morrone Hill, Braemar

On Saturday 24 January I went to Braemar to walk up the hill Morrone. It was a clear winter's day, with snow on the ground and ice everywhere.

On the way to Braemar, driving through Glenshee, I spotted a line of red deer making their way across a snow-white mountain. There were at least 50 deer in the herd.

On the walk I was lucky to see a large number of them again; three whilst we were descending Morrone, and a large group of stags close by as we walked through the nature reserve.

I also spotted several white-coated mountain hares.

Herd of red deer walk along mountain side


Mallard


Red deer spotted on our descent from Morrone


Looking back at Morrone


Red deer stags at the nature reserve

Monday, 19 January 2009

Spotted This Weekend...

I saw a red squirrel climbing up and running along a pine tree, near Strathyre.

Three red deer spotted grazing in a field next to the A9 road.

Two red deer spotted in the forest near Black Spout waterfall walk - photo below.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Mallard

Photos taken on 3rd January by Loch Earn, Perthshire of Mallard ducks.

We parked in a layby so that I could take photos of Loch Earn as we drove past. As soon as we stopped the car, the ducks came waddling over to see if we had any food (unfortunately, we didn't)!




Loch Earn