Views and an interesting poo!

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Lovely view of Loch Kinord from Cnoc Dubh!

So it is starting to warm up nicely! Thursday was rather blustery but still quite mild. The lochs were rather quiet, although the Mute Swans were busy feeding and squabbling over territories!

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25 Mute swans on Loch Davan!

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Photogenic Mute Swan

Lapwings were making a racket warding off crows and other predators from their nests. The young should be hatching anytime now!

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Lapwing, Peewit or Green Plover. The bird with many names!

 

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Lapwings tumbling

Adders are out enjoying the warm sunshine, this female is looking rather chilled!

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Chilling Adder

This warm weather is also bringing out the insects, including this hoverfly!

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Some Greylag and Goldeneye Chicks are out on the Loch too!

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Goldeneye with chicks, on a rather choppy Loch Kinord

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Greylag chicks!

 

 

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Rather cute, aren’t they?

The next day I set out to find a place for the trail camera to see what I could find. It was a warm, sunny morning and it was fine to get out into the heart of the Pinewoods!

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Vat Gorge

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Dinnet Pinewood’s

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Spectacular Views!

Cracking views of Lochnagar and Mount Keen!

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Lochnagar with Ballater below

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Mount Keen just sticking out its heid!

Trail camera is all set up let’s hope I get some nice videos. Also some Capercaillie poo by the looks of things, that could be interesting…

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Probable Caper Poo!

 

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Hopefully find some interesting wildlife!

 

It is certainly nice having some warm weather, long may it last. Bring on the summer I say!

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