March 22, 2015 at 6:34 pm

I never intended photographing the eclipse but thin cloud moved in and made it possible without special gear. It may after all be the only one that I ever photograph! I enjoyed the spectacle but only wish I could have viewed it from Spitsbergen where it was a complete eclipse.

This weeks gallery is of game birds in the Cairngorms plus a few views that add to the joy of visiting that area. The male Adder was a local one being the first I have seen this spring.

In Hopwood woods this week Woodcock were still present plus the first singing Chiff Chaff on the twenty first. The presence of a pair of Grey Partridges was good news and the first I have seen in that locality for more than five years. Two Peacock butterflies confirm the arrival of Spring. Click here