At sunrise, the Dawn Patroller went off to .....
Loch Muick is a 2-mile long freshwater loch in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is fed from the west by the Allt an dubh Loch, which flows down from Dubh Loch. The outflow is the source of the River Muick. A hiking path around the loch exists and is accessible from a carpark at Spittal of Glen Muick, at the northeastern end of the loch. Many old beech trees can be found around the edge of the loch - remnants of a beech forest that once covered the area.
A wide variety of bird and animal life can be found around the Loch including red squirrel, red deer and oyster catchers.
The Loch sits within the boundary of the Balmoral estate and the royal bothy Glas-allt Shiel which was built by Queen Victoria sits on its banks. The house sits in a small pine plantation and can be accessed via the footpath that runs around the Lochs perimeter.
Black Grouse having a set to.
Red Deer having a bath.
A Yellow Wagtail.
What a wonderful place we live in.
I cannot walk very far, so the DP brings me back these pictures.
But sitting in my very own garden I have seen as many wild birds, including today, a Merlin snatching a bit of lunch off the top of the honeysuckle arch.
Listened to the songs of the Blackbird, and Greenfinch. (I didnt know Greenfinch could sing so beautifully,as they usually make daft whistling noises.)
Then I noticed the Rowan baby tree was flowering. Underneath is our Puzzle Cat, so he has done some good then hasnt he?!
'Work' today was painting more of the outdoor table and chairs. But I did do a bit more of the more finer painting on this Common Tern I am attempting.
A pleasant, warm and sunny weekend to all.