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A week around Strathpeffer

A week around Strathpeffer

Postby denfinella » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:41 pm

We're not long back from a fortunately-timed week self catering in Strathpeffer, just north of Inverness. The weather was stuck in a bit of a rain-in-the-west rut so we didn't get many big walks in, but over on the east coast it was generally dry with some sunshine at times. The highlight of the trip was, however, the wildlife. Here are a few pics - though they don't include the pine marten we saw just outside Strathpeffer, the owl at Black Rock Gorge, etc...

Red squirrels at the Linn of Tummel and Reelig Glen (we were lucky to see red squirrels almost every day):

Red squirrel.JPG

Red squirrel 2.JPG

Ptarmigan on Bynack More (I hope this isn't too specific re. rare birds):


Ptarmigan 2.JPG

Reindeer wandering about A' Choinneach:


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Dolphins at Chanonry Point (we watched scores of these for a couple of hours - amazing!):


Dolphin 2.JPG

Pheasants near Rosemarkie and Carbisdale Castle respectively:


Pheasant 2.JPG

Salmon leaping the Achness / Cassley Falls (we also saw them at the Falls of Shin):


Salmon 2.JPG
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Re: A week around Strathpeffer

Postby onsen » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:06 am

I enjoy the wildlife encounters just a much as the walks themselves....thanks for sharing your local beasties. :thumbup:
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