Tuesday, 16 August 2016

The Ardnamurchan - Scotland's Wild West!


The last few days I have been up on the Ardnamurchan Peninsular on the west side of Scotland, in preparation of leading a couple of wildlife watching tours on behalf of Naturetrek. The weather both today and yesterday has been breezy but sunny and often warm...

Much of it was re-visiting sites from a couple of years ago and finding a couple of new ones too, and requesting the wildlife when I found it to remain in situ for the next little while... Of course not much of it will!

I've been fortunate to have found an Otter, seen two Pine Martens and enjoyed views of both species of eagles. There are still summer migrants in the shape of Tree Pipit, Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and Whinchat present but they are thinning out as August rattles along.

A few images below of sightings on the Ardnamurchan during the last two days...


Neil M

A very worn Dark Green Fritillary.

Scotch Argus.

Downy Emerald Dragonfly

Meadow Pipit.

Red Deer.

Tornado jet in front
of the island of Eigg.


Rock Pipit.

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