Sunday, June 18, 2017

Scotland...

There has been a paucity in blog posts this month for one reason or another. Early on we were away to our usual hidey hole, Allt Beithe, near Acharacle, Ardnamurchan.

The weather was a bit disappointing but we had a couple of good sunny days, one write off day and the rest were 'mixed'. I took the moth trap this time and it gave some great highlights, with a few new species for me. Here are some pics from that week away...

This is Allt Beithe, hidden away in thickly wooded gardens....

The drive way over the moss...

The moss...

Looking north towards Kentra Bay with Eigg and Rhum beyond.
The moth trap on the moss...

Ardnamurchan. Nowhere like it...



A day trip to Tobermory on Mull is a bit of a tradition now...



Sunset from the garden.
Our only Eagle of the week, this imm White tailed flew low over the car near Kilchoan...



It took until our last night before we caught up with two Pine Martens. This one came to the bird table.
The local and rare Chequered Skipper at Ariundle Oakwoods...
Large Heath of the form 'scotica' just came on the wing at the end of our stay.

Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary along the track to the cottage.
The Saxon, one of my most wanted moths was captured on our first night!

The Beautiful Brocade.

The Clouded Buff is anything but...
And all too soon our week was over and work beckons...




2 comments:

amanda peters said...

It all looks very lovely, I place were I would like to stay (very little people!).
Hopping to take my moth trap away with us, just need to talk OH into letting me :)
Amanda xx

Guillermo García-Saúco said...

Wow, that Pine Marten looks so dark! What an amazing place.