Our Lass and I ventured south for a few days to spend time with family. We travelled on New Year's Eve (Hogmanay), with an early crossing of the Pentland Firth, before a long drive down the A9 to Fife, stopping off at various places en route.
|Duncansby Head lighthouse greeting the dawn|
|Missed a Coal Tit, but scored a bonus Chaffinch|
|Finally! A Coal Tit|
|Exquisitely-focussed bit of ground and a blurry Crested Tit|
|Icy. One of the small lochans which we visit in Summer for its dragonfly diversity|
After several days cooped up indoors, we were in need of some fresh air and exercise, so Our Lass and I visited the nearby Loch Leven national nature reserve.
|A dapper Tree Sparrow|