Crestie Birthday

March 16, 2015 at 6:58 pm

Crested Tit

A late entry this week due to only just having returned from four days in the Cairngorms. What better way is there of spending your birthday than filming Crested Tits and other birds of the Caledonian pine forests. After -3° overnight Aviemore yesterday was the sunniest and warmest place in Britain  and of course we were there to enjoy it.

Red Squirrels. Mountain Hares, Deer and Goats were all encountered and Cairngorm Mountain was visited but not for long as it was sheet ice and very treacherous . I did however, find a pair of Ptarmigan part way up the slope that gave me some spectacular shots in winter coat which I will include in next week’s blog.

The only downside was that there were very few Crossbills in the forests and there were no longer  Long Tailed Ducks feeding in Burghead harbour as it had been dredged! There are, however, plenty of other reasons to return. Click here