Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Red Grouse - Scotland Day 3

We left Pintorn Valley and headed to Inverness were we saw Long tailed duck, Goldeneye, Wigeon, Starling, Collared Dove, Herring Gull and a new bird for the trip, a Red Kite.   A Seal poked his head out of the water and Guillemot, Cormorant and Razorbill flew by and a lone Heron was fishing. On our way again and we stopped the van when we saw a Red Grouse  and once again these were taken from the middle of the van!


This shot was taken through the closed window of the van.


We managed to open the door a little although the Red Grouse moved further away but I was pleased that I got any shots of it at all!



Heading to our hotel as the light was failing, we stopped the minivan for the last time that day at a small lake and saw Whooper Swan, Scaup, Mallard and Tufted duck.  

So overall that day we saw 33 birds, however there were 10 new birds thus bringing our trip total for the 3 days  to 78.  Tomorrow the post will contain what we did on our last evening and how Day 4 panned out as we headed homeward bound!


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15 comments:

  1. Nice outing and a cool sighting of the Grouse! Wonderful collection of photos. Have a happy day!

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  2. And the 'ticks' still keep coming, yet another rewarding day!...[;o)

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  3. You did get some lovely shots, such amazing outings you have...we saw one hawk yesterday and a few little birds LOL, nothing like your bird filled adventures!

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  4. That Grouse is a lovely bird - complete with red eyeshadow! Looks like very 'wild' country that you're in!

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  5. I'm amazed at how well these photos turned out through a van window!

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  6. a beautiful grouse! glad he cooperated for the van!

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  7. Super shots of the Grouse Margaret, yet another bird I have not seen.

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  8. Looks a fantastic place. Great shots.

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  9. Thank you for taking us on this marvellous trip with you.

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  10. What a wonderful blog you've got here and an fantastic trip too. I'm planning for rib trip oban when I get to visit Scotland. Any thoughts that you can share for me? Thanks.

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  11. this grouse is a beauty. I´m sorry we did not see it when I visited.

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  12. You've made me jealous, the RED GROUSE, lovely taken photos.

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