The Watcher

December 2016 Edition

It looks as if it is truly going to be a Waxwing winter this year, with large flocks of birds appearing on the Moray Firth coasts as well as inland. The largest was estimated at seven hundred plus around Forres with at least two hundred been seen locally around Aviemore. Itís likely these birds will stay around with so many berries to feed on so there should be plenty of great seasonal photography opportunities. 

November 2016 Edition

After one of the most spectacular autumn migrations on record for rare and unusual birds turning up, November sees things settling down in to winter, though who knows what may be lurking out there still to be found......

October 2016 Edition

Itís a bumper berry crop this year in the Strath with the Rowans dripping bright red fruit everywhere you look, which is good news for the birds this autumn as well as the birdwatchers. Migrant thrushes will stop to feed longer on their way through, and in past years with so many berries 10s of thousands can gather in the area, especially as this is usually their first landfall and they are hungry birds! .......

September 2016 Edition

With the current heatwave of 27 degrees today, Swifts still screaming over Grantown itís hard to turn to the cold and misty mornings ahead, but September brings with it a beauty like no other month to the Highlands.......

August 2016 Edition

With the ďdog daysĒ of summer nearly over, by August we already begin to see the first changes towards autumn in the Highlands. The remaining Curlews, Lapwings and Oystercatchers call restlessly over the farmland and flocks of Meadow Pipits scatter along the roadsides as you drive....... 

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BURNS WINTER BREAK 19th - 23rd January 2017

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