Sunday, 17 May 2009
Trip Report - Scotland - Day Three
Having stayed the night at the Rowen Tree (lovely hotel) it was another early start for us.
We had arranged to spend day with local photographer, Neil McIntyre, who took us straight up into the hills to try to find Red Grouse.
I won't forget hearing my first Grouse call in the still and cold morning air. A cross between a chuckle and a gurgle, it really is quite comical - especially when they start to 'talk' to each other.
The light was simply fantastic and allowed for some super photography.
Next up was breakfast followed by a trip to find the Red Squirrels. Another first for me, and
a simply wonderful couple of hours spent in the company of these very cute mammals.
Once again the light was very kind to us, and we were able to observe and get some great shots.
After the squirrels, we moved back to the Glen that we had visited yesterday to go for more shots of the Red Deer.
Late in the afternoon, just as the sun was setting, the deer came down from the surrounding hillsides and made their way to be fed by the gamekeeper.
Provided you stay in the vechicle, they remain curious, but do not run. As you get out of the vechicle, they are gone - this proved to me what a good hide a car can make.
Posted by Graham at 18:41