With great excitement I headed North yesterday morning. With a beautiful morning, flat calm I was full of hope and expectation.
No luck, I drew a blank, I guess I was too late. The whales were possibly en route to somewhere? and were just having a pit stop, but wonderful to have them around at this time. To see photos of them visit the Hebridean Whale Cruises Facebook page:
However it was not a wasted morning I went deer counting instead and found quite a few good stags, always good to see.
With the weather so bright and dry it is good to get up and this morning Wednesday, I ventured South. I saw quite a few good stags in the South end and drove the motorbike to the last 200 yards when I came upon 6 cracking mature stags, 3 royals and various. They were feeding and only heard me when I approached them with the shutter of the camera clicking, they did not hang about. I saw that the camera was not taking the photos the way I wanted so I was sorting the settings when a Sea Eagle came right over my head. I don’t know who got the biggest fright. The photos were pretty hurried.
With the wind right out of the East and high pressure it is so good to get going outside and the list of jobs is diminishing. More on them tomorrow. For now here is the view from Meal at 5 ish last night, it is February even although it looks and feels like July.