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Midsummer Bird Watching in Scotland !!!!

PostPosted: 16 Oct 2015, 12:29
by Richard
I went out yesterday and thought what an overcast day for October and only 11 degrees.

Then I remembered Scotland at the end of June..

Loch Maree 23rd. June = 9 degrees...
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Puffin Bay near Bettyhill 25th. June = 7 degrees...
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Maybe I should stop moaning !!

Luckily I took the right clothes with me, I recalled starting my cycle ride from John O'Groats on 22nd. June 2011 and it was 10 degrees !

It was good weather for the Puffins though :-D

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Re: Midsummer Bird Watching in Scotland !!!!

PostPosted: 17 Oct 2015, 09:50
by Mo
The puffins look happier than you.


And far more appealing.

Re: Midsummer Bird Watching in Scotland !!!!

PostPosted: 27 Feb 2016, 17:56
by mardatha
LOL! I'm watching people down south of England talking about starting their gardens... it's been below zero for a solid week up here now and last few mornings it was minus 5... o god I need spring!

Re: Midsummer Bird Watching in Scotland !!!!

PostPosted: 27 Feb 2016, 19:01
by Richard
Oh dear Mardatha !!

I'm unsure of the timings but I think North England is usually about two / three weeks behind us in Kent and along the southern bit.
Scotland I guess would be four / five weeks?

Midsummer's Day at Bettyhill last year was surely an exception to the rule though !!

I'm going in July this year in my little Campervan - may get away with just one jumper :-D :-D

Richard

Re: Midsummer Bird Watching in Scotland !!!!

PostPosted: 27 Feb 2016, 19:22
by Richard
Just to cheer you up - this was RSPB Dungeness on Thursday :-D

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Richard )t'

Re: Midsummer Bird Watching in Scotland !!!!

PostPosted: 28 Feb 2016, 13:48
by mardatha
I'm even 3 weeks behind Edinburgh lol. Last 2 years our spring came in June I think, and some days in winter were warmer than summer. If you let me know what road you're coming up I'll be there with some sealskins for you and a wolf fur parka.. {rofwl}

Re: Midsummer Bird Watching in Scotland !!!!

PostPosted: 28 Feb 2016, 21:49
by Richard
Ah, that would be good :-D

I think I'm going Kent > Farne Islands > Cairngorms > Skye > Loch Maree, then back > Loch Lomond > following a bit more of my cycle route > Carlisle > Shap > Shropshire > Kent.

A tour is a tour )t' )t'

Richard

Re: Midsummer Bird Watching in Scotland !!!!

PostPosted: 28 Feb 2016, 23:32
by mardatha
Oh wow that does sound nice!