Friday, April 27, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
This marvelous photograph was taken at a Black Grouse mating area called a 'Lek', where males gather annually, to fight for the attention of the local females.
The winner is the most handsome, fittest and the best presented! A pristine example of the breed!
I think this guy stands a good chance of siring next years offspring of Black Grouse. What do you think?
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
It is a species of Mustelid, which is native to Eurasia and North America.
Monday, April 2, 2012
The Bass Rock is the biggest Gannet breeding colony in Europe and is a bird watcher's delight.
Despite the apparent tranquility of the sea lapping against the beach, the Bass Rock lies in deeper more turbulent waters and is notoriously difficult to land on.
Formed from ancient volcanic activity, it is a 'plug' of hard granite with steep sides and rocky cliffs to the sea, perfect for the Gannets' to breed on and to protect their well-being.
A wonderfully clear, calm and bright day. Perfect for looking over to the spectacular Cuilins of Skye.
It's difficult to believe when looking at such an idyllic scene but this is a mean, rocky and moody range that has a reputation for not only being both dramatic and challenging for rock climbers and hill walkers, but also deadly, for the unwary and over ambitious. For me, they are best enjoyed on a day like this, as a spectacular backdrop to a long walk by the lochside.
The early Spring sun had created a warm place for this endangered lizard to bask and build it's energy.
They love the shelter and heat-retentive characteristics of the Scottish stone dykes, widely used for centuries to mark out boundaries and fields.
Such a joy to watch their antics and if you are more adventurous you can always walk up one of the many accessible mountains in the area to catch a glimpse of the Scottish Mountain hare, still in it's white, wintry coat.