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Re: More birds help please

Your other bird looks good for a golden eagle to me too :D
by KatTai
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:34 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: More birds help please
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: More birds help please

Your mystery garden visitor looks like a leucistic dunnock, this is a genetic trait where the colours are faded or they can have varying degrees of white :D Really pretty bird!
by KatTai
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: More birds help please
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Cairn-mon-earn alternative route (Forestry closed WH route)

our_route.gpx The parking area and forestry track in the description of this route is currently completely barricaded off at the moment for forestry works so we continued on the road and took the turning to the right for Kirkton of Durris, just a short way along this road is another parking area ju...
by KatTai
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cairn-mon-earn alternative route (Forestry closed WH route)
Replies: 0
Views: 137

Morrone from the duck pond

Quick straight up, straight down walk up Morrone from the duck pond yesterday, first trip out to the hills since Moss displayed symptoms of back pain and was diagnosed with spondylosis. For the last month she has been on treatment and careful management - including no hill walks and limiting running...
by KatTai
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Morrone from the duck pond
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: A couple of birds to id please

Golden eagle, I'd say. Much too big for buzzard. If its not a golden, its a white-tailed, and the depth of the wings might suggest that, but location would be more likely golden I'd have thought. I'd agree on the wheatear I have seen an adult white-tailed eagle on my way up An Socach last year so t...
by KatTai
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:33 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: A couple of birds to id please
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Queueing for summit selfies

Why does anyone want to take a selfie at a summit anyway? I know I've been there and I'm not yet senile enough to need a reminder. I only want one of my wee dog as a future reminder in years to come of what he was like and the good times we were having. :) Unfortunately I'm prone to forgetting what...
by KatTai
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Queueing for summit selfies
Replies: 42
Views: 2424

Re: New covid restrictions

Here is the link to the Scotgov site https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-what-you-can-and-cannot-do/ Beyond belief that it now seems the only way daughter, 4 kids and 2 of us can have Xmas is GO TO A PUB and shout from adjacent tables. That surely can't be safer than having it in...
by KatTai
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:15 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New covid restrictions
Replies: 61
Views: 3956

Re: Which way would you choose to reach Mount Keen?

Only ever done Mount Keen from Glen Esk, mainly because I live not far from Glen Esk. I keep thinking I should try from Glen Tanar. We got Keira at 8 weeks from a gamekeeper in Glen Esk, so have fond memories of the day we drove to pick her up, although not the easiest place to reach from Inverness...
by KatTai
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Which way would you choose to reach Mount Keen?
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: Meall Chuaich - A Munro is what you make of it..

My two dogs had great fun doing this one, lots of nice boggy bits and a loch to stop for a swim in perfect walk as far as they are concerned :lol:
by KatTai
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:18 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall Chuaich - A Munro is what you make of it..
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Munros.. Which order?

I'm not a Munro bagger but do enjoy hiking up hills, and I choose the hills which look on the map to give fantastic views, and try to walk up them when the weather is likely to be clear. If I were Munro bagging, I would take a similar approach. Someone says there not a " Munro Bagger" but...
by KatTai
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:43 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munros.. Which order?
Replies: 27
Views: 1514

Re: Sgor Gaoith and end of the season for Moss

litljortindan wrote:Sorry to read of Moss's problem but hopefully, as you say, a temporary break from the hills.


Keeping my fingers crossed.
by KatTai
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sgor Gaoith and end of the season for Moss
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Sgor Gaoith and end of the season for Moss

A delayed report on this one. Easy to follow path all the way up and all the way down, a few boggy areas to keep the dogs interested and spotted a reindeer and calf on the way up too. Had a bit of difficulty with the burn crossing but that was mainly due to my lack of confidence when it comes to cro...
by KatTai
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sgor Gaoith and end of the season for Moss
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: BEN LOMOND -- BEWARE !

7. Footpath : Quite uneven and rocky in many places. I find this hard to believe, a rocky, uneven footpath up a mountain in Scotland. I think we should complain to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and ask them to rectify this. Maybe they can tarmac it! :crazy: I guess the cows weren'...
by KatTai
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:26 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: BEN LOMOND -- BEWARE !
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Which way would you choose to reach Mount Keen?

Only ever done Mount Keen from Glen Esk, mainly because I live not far from Glen Esk. I keep thinking I should try from Glen Tanar.
by KatTai
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Which way would you choose to reach Mount Keen?
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: Three uncommon hill errors

I found my compass had cracked and was unusable when I was checking kit before a walk, bit of a detour to get another one before my walk. No idea how long it had been damaged for! Now thinking it could be worth getting another one to go in the padded first aid kit where it should be safe from knocks.
by KatTai
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Three uncommon hill errors
Replies: 18
Views: 1106
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