Scotland – April 2015

This trip was another last minute decision. A friend emailed me in the morning for some info on the Cairngorms. He was leaving that evening, and had room in the car so I tagged along! I left home around 10pm, getting to his place for midnight, and we drove through the night. Our first stop … Read more

Scotland – Sept’ 2014

The trip began by heading straight for Mull. The only stop along the way was at Loch Linnhe to see the Black Guillemots. There was little daylight left when we reached Mull, so we headed north towards the hotel, stopping nearby to watch a female Hen Harrier at a place where I’d seen them the … Read more

Scotland – April 2014

Day 1 The trip started off bizarrely, with an African Spoonbill while we were still in Gloucester. It was an obvious escape, but now living wild, at least for the time being, so we paid a quick visit to Coombe Hill Meadows to see it before the big drive up to Scotland. It was on … Read more

Scotland – March 2014

At the last minute, I decided to tag along with a couple of birding friends who were travelling to Scotland for a couple of days, roughing it in the car and cramming as much in to two days as possible. This was not going to be a trip of comfort, or of much sleep. The … Read more

Scotland – August 2013

Every drive to Scotland is a long and sometimes seemingly endless journey. This trip’s destination was the west coast of Scotland, nearly 500 miles. The late evenings of August meant we arrived before dusk, and managed to find both a Badger and Pine marten before the light disappeared. The light wasn’t good enough for anything … Read more