First off - something of which I have never seen the like (is that grammatical?). Can anyone tell me who this tiny Toad in the Hole is? He might be a Common Toad, but they are apparently not common in Northern Scotland. We found him in a hole in a very dry path which seemed an unlikely place. Obviously he was christened Zombie Toad by the children.
He was remarkably expressive for a toad, and obviously just wishing we would go away. On the other hand, this obliging chaffinch sat on his perch for about 5 minutes.
The hilltops were covered with alpine flowers.
There are also carnivorous (well insectivorous) plants in Scotland!
One evening we took the children out for an evening walk to see if we could spot some deer and managed to see eight, mostly solitary ones. I hadn't realised before how loudly they bark.
It meant that we were out in time to catch this view and sunset.
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