anthony galvin


Short climbs. Rough roads. 

#cycling #scotland #coigach #achiltibuie #polbain

2014-05-12 09:18:49 GMT permalink

46 species of birds, we spotted in a week in the highlands

In no particular order:

Linnet Rook Merganser Wren Dunlin Heron Collared Dove Wood Pigeon Greenfinch Sand Martin Swallow Osprey Buzzard Guillemot Cuckoo Cormorant Thrush Chaffinch Razorbill Oystercatcher Great Black Backed Gull Herring Gull Kittiwake Stint Sanderling Greylag Goose (with goslings) Robin Pied Wagtail Siskin Sparrow Willow Warbler Chifchaff Blackbird Mallard (with ducklings) Great Spotted Woodpecker Great Tit Blue Tit Coal Tit Wheatear Skua Shore Lark Sky Lark Plover Starling Meadow Pipit Great Crested Diver

#birds #holiday #list #scotland #wild #polbain

2012-07-14 19:59:00 GMT permalink

Land, Sea, Sky

Two years on and we went back to one of my favourite wild places. Achiltibuie, Coigach. The effect of the weather on the landscape, and the landscape and weather on the history of the people of these small string like villages is clear.

But when the sun shines and you have time to sit, relax and observe it is a landscape with power and beauty that slowly reveals itself; the abundance of bird life and wild flowers, the way the light changes and plays on the hills of the nearby Torridon mountains, the persistent call of the cuckoo and the sudden appearance of a young deer.

We will be back.

#achiltibuie #holiday #landscape #mountains #photo #polbain #scotland #wilderness

2012-06-26 21:18:00 GMT permalink