Saturday, 3 May 2008
Whooper Swan - Red Deer
The weather broke this morning, cold and wet but by the time we headed off the clouds had lifted. We headed up to the high hills to watch Red Deer and on a wee lochen we found a single Whooper Swan hanging out with a Shoveller, Teal and Mallard and loads of hirundines (Sand and House Martins and the odd Swallow too) fly catching. As we climbed higher we came across several Stags who watched us curiously but were settled. It was great to see against such a dramatic background of hill, heather and dancing light.