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|Saturday 24th May 2008, 12:01||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: North Duffield, UK
Birds @ Ben Nevis Area
Hi all, I'm going to be staying at the Glen Nevis camp site nr Ben Nevis for a week in Mid June and was wondering if anyone could help me out with some good birding locations. Not really sure what is possible in than area having never been that way before. Would like to connect with some of the following (if possible):
White-tailed and Golden Eagle
Please feel free to drop me a PM if it is deemed necessary.
Andy (BSc (Hons) Ornithology)
|Sunday 1st June 2008, 21:57||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2005
Sorry to let you down but most of the species you list,shall not be found in the Fort William/Ben Nevis area.You need to go to Strathspey/Mid-Upper Deeside or the west coast of Scotland for most on your list.
|Sunday 1st June 2008, 22:19||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2003
As Ben Nevis says, you will be out of the area for some of those. However:
Crested tit - some in Glen Garry
Osprey - all over, just a case of being lucky
Ptarmigan - last I saw were on Druim Fada (Glen Loy), also on Carn Mor Dearg
Eagles x 2 - I'll PM you
Wood warblers - best place is the Sunart oakwoods
Definitely no capers or corncrake. Small Black grouse populations though.
Good birding locations - all over really, but Loch Sunart, Loch Garry, Leanachan bog, Loch Shiel are all good. Look for tysties under the pier on the far side if you go across the Corran ferry. And always, always, look for otters. If you are into butterflies, you're hitting the flight time for chequered skippers, which are showing nicely just now, and we're starting to get some pearl bordered friltillaries flying too. Maybe a touch early for mountain ringlet and scotch argus, but it has been warm so who knows?
|Sunday 20th July 2008, 21:12||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2005
Last time I went to Fort William we stayed at the Loch Lochie caravan park just down the Mallaig road. The only time we saw a Goldie was on the way home as we pulled out of the park - it was flying in the mists near to the top of Ben Nevis. Typical eh?
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