A small lochan yielded a pair of tufted ducks..
and whooper swans..
Turning to return to the car we discovered a twite...
By driving slowly and using the passing places provided to let following traffic past we were able to watch for wildlife during our short journeys around the top of North Uist.
We stopped the car to watch and photograph beautiful golden plover..
Grenitote was one of our neighbouring villages, a wonderfully peaceful place and another short wander beckoned...
Another stationary bird and another prize for driving slowly, a beautiful short eared owl..
Visiting a recommended spot our efforts were extremely well rewarded as we watched an otter feasting on an eel..
A small tortoiseshell butterfly was another lovely addition to the photographs..
Another glorious sunny day..
Our day began with a drive to Loch Euphort, we spotted red deer along the way..
Another buzzard shot..
and a kestrel too..
We had decided on a lengthy watch where we had seen the otter the day before, it was not too long a wait before we had a double reward as two otters hunted and romped not too far away..
What a fantastic experience and one we shall never forget.
A moss carder bee, a local species, posed nicely for me..
Finally I managed another golden eagle shot, distant but its size was a clear indication what it was..
Thanks ever so much to all who view, a computer breakdown stopped me keeping up to date while we were away. Don't forget if you are leaving a comment that they come to me first for approval before appearing on the blog.