Iain Taylor

Assynt – Take 2

A third West Coast trip once again has us visiting Assynt. We have probably been to this region of the West Coast 15-20 times over that last 20 years, and are still coming across new and spectacular views that we don’t recall seeing before.

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Assynt & Inverpolly

A second trip to the West Coast earlier this week. This time we headed to the North to Inverpolly, Assynt and Stoer. Over 30 years ago I spent a month living in a run down static caravan just outside Inchnadamph whilst doing geology mapping fieldwork. At the time I couldn’t wait to leave and didn’t appreciate the stunning scenery around me, how blind I was.

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Wester Ross

It has been many years since we last visited the West Coast of Scotland. For our first trip we headed to Wester Ross and the Torridon mountains. The weather turned out to be better than forecast and our visit was surprisingly Midge free which was an added bonus.

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April 2020

April 2020 Garden Wildlife

As with the rest of the country, we have been in lock down due to the Corona Virus pandemic throughout April. We are, however, extremely fortunate to live in a rural area and have a large garden and field to get out and about in. April continued be to largely dry with some stunning cloud free days giving amply opportunity to watch the wildlife that we have on our doorstep.

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March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

RSPB Fowlsheugh

It had been about 15 years since I last visited Fowlheugh. The reserve was far larger than I remembered with large numbers of Razorbills and Guillemots, with smaller groups of Kittiwakes, Herring Gulls, Fulmars and Puffins. Having only ever seen Puffins from a distance before, it was a real treat to be able to see them close to.

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Butterflies, Moths and Damselflies

Some of the insects spotted around our garden.

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