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  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,631

    Am I allowed to put rubbish photos on here?image

    Here's a sparrowhawk who nearly made me late for work this morning while it ripped up a bird on the lawn:

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    Tried to enlarge but quality is poor. Think the prey was a starling.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,417

    Certainly not poor Victoria  -  hard to catch them, unless you've nothing else to do all day but sit there with a camera!  They're so quick, but utterly beautiful. We used to get one visiting at the last house. 

    Fab pix steephill. A whole little story - right there  image

    doc - when I was away, I went round to Lochinver when it wasn't favourable to do Suilven, and went up to Stoer etc instead.  I was staying in a hotel further up round the Nth. Coast 500. I think I put some pix on the camera thread. It's a stunning area. Didn't see the goldeneyes, but did stop and get some photos at some of the many lochans.

    Really fancy doing the NC500. image

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 6,582

    We have talked about doing it, Fairy, as many of the places on it are great favourites of ours.

    Suilven is a great mountain, although the walk in was seriously boggy.

    There is a pub in Lochinver used by the trawler crews, I noticed all the tables and chairs are nailed down to the floor, must have some riotous times in there.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,417
    punkdoc says:

    There is a pub in Lochinver used by the trawler crews, I noticed all the tables and chairs are nailed down to the floor, must have some riotous times in there.

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    It was a pity not to get Suilven, but the clag was down and didn't lift till well after 5pm. Stac Polly was great fun though. I'll be back at some point when I get a chance. 

    The hotel I stayed in had only been taken over last year. I didn't notice when I booked it that the new owners had come from Glasgow, but the funny thing was, they'd actually lived a few minutes away from me!  Small world  image 

    Oh the devil in me said, go down to the shed
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  • ShepsSheps Posts: 816

    Hi everyone...here is a delightful little bird and one you may have seen on your travels, Fairy...the Snow Bunting.

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 6,582

    Stac Polly is fantastic isn't it?

    If it were a Munro i think it would be one of the most talked about hills. Done it a few times, when waking too late to do a big walk, its proximity to the road being very handy.

    Fantastic Snow Bunting, have seen them occassionally oop north.

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  • ShepsSheps Posts: 816

    Thanks Doc and Scroggin image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,417

    I love them Sheps image

    This one, and it's friend, were on Cruach Ardrain last spring. They were quite happy to potter about nearby. I watched them for quite a while

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    Lots of them around Glenshee scroggin image

    Re Polly - absolutely doc - it's a great little hill. The pinnacles are great fun to scramble on. I chickened out of that last scramble at the summit as I was on my own, and the drop's substantial if you slip, but if I'd waited twenty minutes, a couple of lads coming along would possibly have given me a little help. The other way round is to drop right down into the gully and ascend the 'chimney' behind it. Might do that next time  image

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  • ShepsSheps Posts: 816

    Beautiful shots, Fairy...and such gorgeous little birds and you get to see them in summer / breeding plumage.

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