Highland Wildlife and Birdwatch Safaris, Guided wildlife excursions, Aviemore, Scotland
Highland Wildlife and Birdwatch Safaris, Guided wildlife excursions, Aviemore, Scotland

Friday, December 15, 2006


December started as November had finished, with high winds and rain, rain and more rain causing some bad flooding in low-lying areas of the Spey Valley. A brief window in the bad weather on the 8th allowed me to do a full dawn to dusk 'practise' Safari - the highlights being; 7 Male Black Grouse at dawn on the moors, good views of a small flock of Snow Buntings on Cairngorm (see pic), a close encounter with a Red Grouse in the heather, good views through the scope of a totally white Mountain Hare, Mountain Goats, Red Deer, Reindeer and Roe Deer plus plenty of Buzzards and Kestrels and a very obliging Red Squirrel in the birdfeeder box at the very welcome brekkie stop.