Saturday, August 06, 2011

Holiday on the Moray Firth

At the end of July I spent a week at Rosemarkie in the Moray Firth with Stan, one of my friends from the Low Barns Photography Group.
We hoped to see and photograph as much wildlife as possible and weren't disappointed. Despite dire forecasts the weather was good and we saw fifty different birds and mammals.
Highlights of the week included:
  • Osprey at Loch of the Lowes 
  • Hooded Crow at Rosemarkie
  • Feral Goats, Red Deer, Peregrine Falcon, Raven, Buzzard, Osprey and Golden Eagle at the Findhorn Valley. 
  • Red Throated Diver at Strathcoln. 
  • Bottlenose Dolphin and Harbour Porpoise at Channonry Point and from a boat in the Cromarty Firth.
Photography of the birds of prey was difficult because of the distances involved but the views and sounds were magnificent. We can't wait to go back next year. 


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