The Waverley

Great to see The Waverley going “doon the watter” on Sunday. TheĀ  last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. It fair took me back to my childhood! I don’t know which trip it was on, but I hope it was going round the Kyles of Bute, stopping at Tighnabruaich and Read more…

Puffin Island

45,000 pairs of puffins this year on the Isle of May and none of them camera shy. It’s a real privilege to visit their island.         They seem to be aware of us humans but not in any way bothered by us.

Trip to Isle of May

Amazing trip out to Isle of May, Scottish National Nature Reserve in the Firth of Forth. 45,000 pairs of puffins this year, which is down on last year but about the same as in 2009, so their numbers have been maintained despite terrible storms earlier in the year Also many Read more…

Divers (as in rare ducks NOT “divers” as in people)

One of the highlights of the week was seeing the divers. A Great Northern Diver was regularly spotted in the bay at Aultbea. The locals said he had been there for a while. One morning at Mellon Udrigle there was a pair of Red-throated Divers. Never thought I would ever Read more…

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