A rare trip South of the Border rewarded me with wonderful encounters with little owls, kingfishers and a confiding snipe.
The final part of my whistle-stop tour of Scotland saw me in Aviemore for a challenging attempt to photograph ospreys in the mist and mountain hares in the rain.
It took four attempts this year, but I finally made it to Lunga for some much needed puffin therapy.
A whistle-stop visit to East Lothian: encounter with a scruffy juvenile heron and the seabirds of St Abbs Head.
Little did I know when I booked a day at the Nature Nuts wildlife hide that not only would I see a pine marten at lunchtime, but I’d also be the first to see one of this year’s adorable kits.
It took three years, but finally I enjoyed a wonderful weekend in the company of some of Perthshire’s amazing beavers at Bamff Ecotourism.
A weekend of wildlife including elusive puffins, seabirds, red squirrels, hares and red kites.
Mixed conditions but an enjoyable week on Mull in the company of sea eagles, otters, little birds and ever so cute young lambs – even if I never made it to Lunga…
A weekend of sunshine in the company of my favourite animal, the mountain hare.
My first visit to Eskrigg Nature Reserve, near Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway – a fantastic location for red squirrels.