For many people an annual visit to the Scottish Highlands is a must for their calendar. Birds are often the main target for nature enthusiasts but there is plenty of other wildlife to be seen in any season ranging from flowers through to mammals and insects (pesky midges included!).
My wife and I have made many visits to the Highlands on many holidays and some of the resulting images are assembled to make this well illustrated, recently re-vamped talk. We explore locations such as the west coast, mountain tops, the ancient Caledonian pine forest, coastal bays and cliffs and various nature reserves.
Many species found in the northern half of Scotland are rare or even absent from other parts of the UK. From coastal Otters to mountain-top Dotterels and from Gannets to Pine Martens, a broad range of wintering and breeding wildlife is included. The Crested Tit is restricted to the Speyside pine forests as are rapidly declining Capercaillies. There are also images of Eagles and their mountain habitats, geese in their thousands around the coast plus winding rivers and tranquil lakes where Herons, Goosanders and Ospreys hunt for fish.
If you would like to book this or any other of my talks, please telephone me or send me an email. Sending an email can be done via my 'contact me' page.