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Yesterday I went on this familiar walk.
Bright day with clear skies and a lot of haze. Little or no breeze. Waerm, t-shit all the way.
The grass and heather on the hills has not started growing, very dry too, which make for easier walking.
Lots of wee birds singing in the woods at the start.
Stonechat and wheatear further up the path.
A common lizard on the way up Troisgeach.
Quite a few white feathers then a few ptarmigan neat the top of Troisgeach.
Pools were filled with frogs, croaking loudly and mating all over the moor .
Plenty of deer sign but no deer.
As I came off Meall an Fhudair what looked like a peregrine flew by.
As I got back to Troisgeach a couple of eagles circling and drifted off south.
Met the ptarmigan again.
Half way down Troisgeach I sat down an the two eagles appeared briefly over the ridge to my side. By the time I got over only one was in sight, being mobbed by a raven or crow. The size of the eagle compared to the mobber made me sure it was an eagle.
Interesting Ground Beetle. Carabus nitens perhaps on the track.
A few butterflies, peacocks and one orange tip near the bottom.