The thaw continues…

22nd January 2020

Another mild and cloudy day. Despite it being a lovely day in the glen – Eleven degrees centigrade and sunny in Ballochbuie Forest – above 900 metres you were in the cloud and it was damp with soft, wet snow. Not particularly exciting – and hard to get any decent photos – so a bit of a random selection today. The forecast for tomorrow is for more of the same … getting a little cooler on Friday.

Some deeper deposits in wind sheltered locations. Burn line at 920m.

Part of the Canberra that crashed on Carn an t-Sagairt Mor on its way to RAF Kinloss on 22 November, 1956. There’s a large amount of aircraft debris on this Munro – Interesting if you are into that sort of thing – I always feel a bit sad for the two chaps that didn’t make it…

Up in the cloud, so not a great shot – Ptarmigan trying to blend in.

A much more pleasant day out of the cloud. Heather burning taking place on the moorland – (above the left hand side of the tree)

The Garbh Allt has a bit of melt water in it at the moment.

Comments on this post

  • Natalie
    22nd January 2020 11:36 pm

    I love your wildlife photos 🙂

  • scairngormsadmin
    23rd January 2020 8:08 am

    Hi Natalie – We have the perfect opportunity being out in the hills so much – I do a lot of crawling over the heather/snow to get some of them! We are probably taking more wildlife shots than usual due to the thin snow conditions but we are glad that you are enjoying them. Team South Cairngorms.

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