Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Ptarmigan on Cairngorm.
On Sunday 26th February the weather was particularly good for the time of year, so we hiked up Cairngorm. This cracking Ptarmigan showed rather well at 2,700ft (at least that's what my GPS made it). Actually you could even 'scope this bird from the cafe near the car park (a Heatherlea guide did just that to show me whereabouts he'd just seen one), but we had to get closer. A nice Mountain Hare was seen nearby too with Crested Tits near Loch Garten in the late afternoon.