I had headed South on the 22 Feb with my first overnight stop at the Dalshian House B&B just outside of Pitlochry. It was nice to do a bit of garden bird watching over breakfast and see exotic species such has Great, Blue and Coal Tits and Chaffinch in addition to the Blackbirds, Dunnocks, House Sparrows and Robins.
|Dalshian breakfast heading South.|
|Feeders right outside the dining room window.|
After a week on the South coast 'The Beast' had arrived from the East and the journey North was a bit more challenging with falling and drifting snow. Again I stopped at the Dalshian and the breakfast view had changed colour!!
|Dalshian breakfast heading North.|
In the field around the cottage, two Oystercatchers put in an appearance on the Sunday morning, the first seen in this field this year, and also a couple of Curlew. Shouldn't be too long before numbers of both these species start to increase.