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Magnificent Bird of Prey

Magnificent Bird of Prey, Scotland

This evening, I am posting a collection of raptor images accrued during various tours of Scotland. These include a buzzard, eagle, owls, hawk and falcon. Very impressive and majestic birds!

I have also taken a group hunting with Hawks in central Scotland. This video clip of the event has had over 7000 viewings. Read more on Watching Birds of Prey Scotland…



Rhododendron in bloom

Rhododendron in bloom, Scotland

 This evening, I am posting some recent images of rhododendrons taken at Kelburn Castle on the west of Scotland.

Touring around at this time of year provides access to a wide display of rhododendrons. The pretty and colourful flowers mask an invasive pest. This species was introduced to Scotland during the 19th century and continues to spread unchecked, thereby suppressing native flora. There are exist about 1000 species of rhododendron but it is the Rhododendron Poticum which is the most troublesome. The rhododendron may have originated in the Himalayas.

Read more on Rhododendrons in Full Bloom…



Colourful Cottage at Luss

Colourful Cottage at Luss, Scotland

This evening, my focus is on the pretty village of Luss, located on the western side of Loch Lomond. This location is extremely popular with visitors for the following reasons:

Read more on Visit Luss, Visit Loch Lomond…