I hope that you are all safe and well and have enjoyed the festive break. That's me back to work after a VERY lazy time with Susan over on Eilean Ban, just below the Skye Bridge. The first thing that I had to do in 2013 was to send my new camera away to get serviced and then go and buy a new (well nearly new) car as my dear old 4X4 has come to the end of her useful life. I have bought a much later version of the old car and she has a HUGE boot and even more storage and cubby holes to put photo gear in
The weather has been okay and I was quite excited yesterday as I have spotted a "new" Otter at North Kessock but no sign of any dolphins yet. I did however have a very friendly little Redshank, one of the smallest wading birds do a nice little dance right in front of me as he or she was looking for titbits in the seaweed and then stood and posed for photos. Lovely.
© Charlie Phillips/WDC
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