We have just got back fron a trip a little further north based in the Abernathy area where we had several Osprey sites.We visited both Strathcarron and the Findhorn valley with raptors in mind and had good views of Golden Eagle and Merlin as well as many Buzzards. A good O.S. map would be usefull and for raptor watching in the valleys a scope would be a great help as well as loads of patience. Brilliant part of the world and last time we were at Loch Awe there were both Red and Black Throated divers in thw area and Osprey nesting over the water from the visitor centre.
Make sure the cable is long enough to reach the power plug back at the hotel !! Enjoy Scotland and tell us all about your adventures.
Thanks, Pete! I might have to look at packing some sort of industrial fan in that case then!
In the past we have found the Scottish Flying Brigade do not like a wind so on bad "midgey" days we have tried to head for the moorland/hill area as there is usually a bit of a draught uphill that blows the little beggars off. We bothy tried using mosquito mesh hoods but as well as looking a right prawn in the hoods it was difficult to look through binoculars.
Thanks everyone! Much appreciated. I'll stock up on the midge spray, the little blighters love me!
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