Friday, November 18, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Autumn glory

Take a walk from Camerons Cottage and enjoy the stunning Autumn colours all around you.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Loch Ness

Beautiful blue sky weekend on Loch Ness looking onto Urquhart Castle on the northern shore.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Baby red squirrels

The second batch of young red squirrels are starting to appear in gardens. They are very young and vulnerable. We all keep an eye out for them and feed them well.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Look out for the deer.

Deer wander about in the fields and forest nearby. This is a Sika deer and her young was close by.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Dores beach

Take a stroll along Dores beach at the eastern end of Loch Ness or sit outside and soak up the views. Enjoy a meal in the local Dores Inn. Great spell of weather lately with a welcoming warm breeze.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Keep the peanuts filled.

Red squirrels dash about in the woodland, sometimes stopping to dine in local gardens. Peanuts are always a favourite.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Sailing by on Loch Ness

Weather is excellent which encouraged various boating craft of all sizes to enjoy the waters of Loch Ness.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Young squirrels

Young baby squirrels are starting to appear in the area near Loch Ness....always fun to watch.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Sunrise surprise

Sunrise on Loch Ness at 3.30 am this morning. Lovely and light for longer now.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Friday, June 03, 2016

Young squirrels.

Mother and youngster doing lunch in a garden near Loch Ness.  Lovely to watch.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New fawn on the block

The young fawn is appearing with mum in the local Inverfarigaig woods. Can only be a few days old.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New fawn sighted

Mother deer walked through Farigaig Forest with her new offspring, could only be a few days old.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Pine marten

Young pine marten seen in local garden opening on to Farigaig Forest overlooking South Loch Ness.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Sunshine at last

The weather during April has not been too welcoming, lots of rain and too chilly for spring. May is much better and the days are sunnier. Temperatures are climbing and could be 19C by the weekend. Even the local deer enjoy a sunbathe in the surrounding woods and gardens.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Coastguard Rescue

Watched the Coastguard Rescue helicopter on Loch Ness practising rescuing a dummy body in the water ... just outside the window. Better than TV.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wild primroses

Clumps of wild primroses appear everywhere and brighten up the woodland and roadside verges.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Lambs appearing in the fields

New born lambs are appearing in the fields around Loch Ness......bouncing around energetically and then zzzzzzzzzz

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Local red squirrels in garden

More native red squirrels are entering the garden after discovering the tasty things on the menu put out for the birds. They just love peanuts and sunflower hearts.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Blue sky thinking

Wonderful clear blue sky all day but with a slight chill in the air. Should be lots of stars to see tonight. Walked down to Farigaig pier on Loch Ness and soaked up the amazing views. Most of the snow has now gone from the mountain tops at lower levels and enjoyed the feeling that Spring is on its way.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Scottish wildcat seen

Scottish Wild Cat seen very near Camerons Cottage at Glenlia Farm yesterday following our farm cat Lucy .The first Scottish Wildcat seen by the Cameron family in the area for 20 years. Quite a spectacular sight.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Keep your eyes and ears alert for the Great Spotted Woodpeckers in the area. These birds are seen more frequently in gardens now and are unmistakable with their stunning colours.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Winter snowfall

A good covering of snow overnight at lower levels bringing the stags and their hinds down from the mountains to forage for food.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Happy New Year

Enjoyed looking out onto the snow falling on Christmas Eve but, unfortunately, it had melted by Christmas Day. The weather until now has been typically seasonal but with no 'extremes' that other areas in Scotland have experienced lately and still are. At least here in the Highlands the rain water always has a nearby loch to flow down to. Happy and healthy 2016 to all cottage visitors.