We had a rest halt at Helmsdale, one of those relaxing tea/cake/walk by the river pitstops, which also included a Common Sandpiper by the water's edge and a Blackcap calling in vegetation by the path.
After Inverness, we detoured to Abernethy Forest, to visit several prime odo spots, being suitably rewarded with five species.
The two bog pools above are excellent habitat for Large Red Damselflies, Four-spotted Chasers and White-faced Darters.
|White-faced Darter, male
|Emerging Four-spotted Chaser
|W-fDs making out in the sunshine
|A lochan that is home to loads of...
In part 2, we start listing bird species seen from the hot tub.