Sunday, 28 February 2010

Sea Eagle

Day 58. Sea Eagle
We often see sea eagles but they are often too distant to actually photograph.

This was one of a pair that were circling above the glen just beside the road- so we stopped the car and managed to take several photographs out of the window.

These were the 2 that weren't blurred.
Day 58. Sea Eagle

Chimney?

Chimney?
is this a chimney from a house?

OK, so it's not, it is an old pier/bridge pile but it does look rather like a chimney

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Skies

Skies 1/3
wonderful cloud formations, probably heralding the arrival of more snow.
Skies 1/3

Monday, 22 February 2010

Loch Tulla

Loch Tulla
Sunday was brilliant- brilliant sunshine, snow, ice and a few white fluffy clouds. I went out for morning coffee and, well, got home a bit later than intended.

Loch Tulla was taken from Black Mount.
Loch Tulla
This snowman appeared to be enjoying the freezing cold sunshine too

Friday, 19 February 2010

Rotten tree

Tree
I'm told the fungi growing on this rotten tree by the side of Loch Shiel are 'parasol fungi'
Tree

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Seaweed

Seaweed
This seaweed looks as though it has done very well through the winter so far. It is on the side of a sea loch jetty

Friday, 12 February 2010

Funicular tunnel

Funicular tunnel
looking down the Funicular railway tunnel from the Ptarmigan station on Cairngorm.

The train was dug out the previous day (again) because of the exceptionally heavy snow they had this year.

Day 41. Cairngorm
At the Ptarmigan station, the snow was obvious with the door on to the viewing platform down a slope from the snow level on the platform.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Animals at Kincraig

Sleeping Beaver
Sleeping Beaver,  Arctic Fox and Amur Tiger at Kincraig
Amur Tiger stalking
Arctic fox

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Underwater

Underwater 1/3Some underwater snapshots from the video I made with the new waterproof casing for my camera.

Definitely leaves much room for improvement but I think this is going to be great fun.

Underwater 1/3

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Shoreline ice

Shoreline ice
During the last spell of very cold weather and snow I remarked on the loch being relatively free of ice and put this down to the absence of fresh water flowing into the sea loch.

Today most of the head of the loch was covered in a very thin layer of ice. The shoreline had a creaking layer of ice between high and low tide levels.

The temperatures over the last few days have been varying between freezing and just high enough for the snow and ice to thaw. This meant the rivers have carried the thawed fresh water down into the loch and so we now have a superficial coating of ice.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Confrontation.

Confrontation.
The smaller birds seem to concentrate more on the peanut feeder.

Perhaps they find it easier to get a meal here rather than fight their corner with the bigger birds on the table.

Doesn't stop them having family disputes though

Thrush

Thrush
I've moved over to see if I can get a better view of the dinner dish from here.