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A few more from a trip to the Scottish highlands last week.
Philip Price (a local wildlife photographer) and I wandered around the shores of Loch Awe, about 20 min east of Oban. We spent a couple hours looking for warblers and wrens. Lovely country, amazing scenery, and, of course, great whiskey. I believe most of these species breed here; we were a bit early for that, but they were all singing. Much more fun (but more challenging) than sitting in a hide, and partially made up for the fact that I missed most of the North American migrants (who were migrating through North Alabama at the time, spending most of their time in 30 ft canopies, well beyond the reach of a big lens). I believe most of these are pretty common in the UK, but they were all new for me.
Comments/criticisms/advice all greatly appreciated; thanks for looking.
Mrs. Chaffinch again (to make up for the absence of Mr.)
Wren (aka Eurasian Wren); supposedly ubiquitous but I only saw one
Treecreeper (living up to its name) + bug
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