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Lynwilg, Allt na Criche path, nr Aviemore,
Saturday 17th May 2014

Mark Wynn

 

Many thanks Audrey for your directions.

Before the Scripture Union building I heard a singing male Pied Flycatcher. & got to see it. I was really pleased with myself that I recognised the song after not hearing it for many years. I also watched the parachute display of Tree Pipit & heard Cuckoo.

 

I managed to take some lovely movie footage on my mobile phone of a close-up of a common shrew on the tarmac road. Stunning wee creature.

 

The day was breezy, overcast & chilly.  So, although there was no bright sunshine Common Heath moths were especially active & abundant above the tree line. I was intrigued to notice how variable specimens were in tones. Regrettably no Pearl-bordered Fritillary’s were observed.

 

At 2pm it started to drizzle. So, back at Aviemore for 3.30

 

Sadly, no-one else turned up at the meeting point. I had the day to myself. It was just me. Nonetheless, I had a really wonderful wildlife walk.

 

 

 

 

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