Trips & Holidays » Birding » Speyside, Scotland May 2013

Speyside, Scotland May 2013 — RSPB Guildford Group

I had heard such a lot of good reviews of Speyside so that when our local RSPB group announced that they were going there for the annual holiday I jumped at the chance to go. We had a fantastic holiday and the Speyside leaders were great. Below are a few of the photos I took.

  • Grantown on Spey
  • Looking for Ring Ouzels and mountain hares on the way to Slochd Summit
  • Findhorn Valley
  • Looking at a dipper whilst having lunch - Findhorn Valley
  • Lunch Spot  -  Findhorn Valley
  • Dipper - Findhorn Valley
  • View from window at Grant Arms Hotel - Grantown on Spey
  • Fort George from Chanonry Point
  • Chanonry Point looking at Dolphins
  • Pink Footed Geese
  • Moray Firth, Burghead Bay
  • Macduff
  • Findhorn
  • Findhorn
  • Findhorn
  • Spey Bay
  • Spey Bay
  • Turnstone
  • Rogue CapercaillieNote: A licence is needed to photograph a category 1 bird such as a capercaillie. On this occasion the bird was at the side of a public road within a few yards of our vehicles and the picture was taken from the vehicle. The bird was not stressed by our presence nor by the taking of the photograph.
  • Tulloch Moor
  • Loch Garten
  • Loch Garten
  • Loch Garten
  • On the way to Kincraig
  • Osprey on nest at Loch Insh
  • By the church at Loch Insh
  • The RSPB reserve at Loch Garten
  • View from bedroom @ Grant Arms Hotel
  • Caterpillar by Loch Awe
  • Tarbet harbour
  • Tarbet waiting for boat to Handa
  • Tarbet harbour
  • Handa Island
  • Handa Island
  • Handa Island
  • Handa Island
  • Craig watching the Bonxies (Great Skua) bathing
  • Puffin
  • Red Grouse on Handa
  • Beach at Handa
  • Cairngorms
  • Cairngorms
  • Cairngorms
  • Lunch at Loch Insh, Kincraig
  • Path to Loch Insh church, Kincraig
  • Red Grouse
  • Lapwing