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Wildlife in Scotland

Discussion in 'Wildlife Gallery' started by wind1, May 15, 2018.


  1. wind1

    wind1 PetForums VIP

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    I have been on a few days break in Scotland and saw a red squirrel for the first time. It was in a forest where they are fed, we were in a hide.

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    We saw a lot of these in the fields

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    Then in a nature reserve we saw an Osprey's nest and deer. My camera was zoomed in to it's maximum hence why the pictures are so far away.

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    There were 7 deer in total along the waters edge. Also a drake and 10 ducklings and swans on the nest. There were 6 eggs which we also saw when she stood up to turn them.

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    I've cropped the Osprey one, I didn't think the quality would be any good if I zoomed in but it's not too bad. P1050284 (2).JPG
     
  3. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    What great photos. Looks like you are having good weather too
     
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    Jonescat Don't do nothing. Do something.

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    Looks like a really good holiday
     
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  5. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Your photos have improved haven't they, see, just practice :)

    I'm off to Scotland next year, hoping to see a Red Squirrel and maybe an Eagle
     
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  6. wind1

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    Thanks! I take loads and get a few I'm happy with, still practicing lots. Scotland was amazing and the red squirrel was the highlight of the holiday. I went to the Isle of Wight last week for a day, I didn't know they have red squirrels over there and no greys. We didn't see any though.

    Here's one of my favourite photo's from Scotland. P1050010.JPG
     
  7. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Lovely. Where abouts was that?
     
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    wind1 PetForums VIP

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    Loch Awe, we went to visit Kilchurn Castle.

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    Where in Scotland are you planning to visit? I would love to go back one day.
     
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    rona Still missing my boys

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    wind1 PetForums VIP

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    Looks lovely. We flew up to Inverness then drove a circular route of 500 miles. We only went for 4 nights so didn't want to waste 2 days travelling.
     
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    Lovely photos! Very jealous of the wildlife sightings - love an osprey :D
     
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    I signed into the Osprey webcam when we got home and have watched them hatch (there were 3 eggs when we were there but only 2 hatched) and the babies growing up. The nest is usually empty now but occasionally when I look one of the youngsters is there.
     
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    That's amazing!
     
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    Wow great collection
     
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    Lovely photo's, Wind1.
     
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