Wednesday, February 27, 2013
We headed for the South Rhins as that was where the forecast looked best.
We hadn’t been to Ardwell Bay for a while so decided a walk along the beach might be good.
One of the locals came to see who was about!
A very spotty Grey Seal
The sun trying to come through!
Colourful lichens on the rocks
I think this is a Ravens nest and it looks like there is some fresh bedding in it..
…a bit untidy!
Its amazing just how much rubbish gets washed up on these little beaches!
Where does it all come from?
Anyone lost a shoe, boot or slipper?
Floats, rope, wellies and an oar!
…the primroses are out!
Fishing boat offshore
..I think they are both Ruby Tigers
Robin on sign
The sun is coming out!
More shoes and helmets too!
I wonder where this came from?
…deserted, just how we like it!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A cold, bright day, we parked near Loch Ronald and set off through the forest to Ink Moss.
There is a good track though the forest.
The Black Burn, time to stop for lunch!
Whilst we were eating our lunch we realised we were being “bombed” with these cones!
We soon found the culprits…
One male and two female Crossbills were feeding above us!
Brightly coloured male
Male and female
Plenty of ice about
We headed down the track towards the road
There was still snow on the hills
This looks like some sort of satellite picture but it is of ice formed on the peat
….one of the Three Lochs…
….and part of the Holker Estate
Geese flying over
Friendly horses, this one has one strange blue eye
Greylag Geese on Loch Ronald.
One of the Holker Estate rangers kindly stopped to let us know that they have repaired the walk around Loch Ronald, we will investigate next time!
A good circular walk, we will have to return in the summer to see more wildlife!