Wednesday 27 April 2011

Beinn Bhàn

On Easter Monday a group of us scaled Beinn Bhàn, oxygen free, topped all three summits and descended intact. If that's not mind-boggling enough, here's a list of things we saw (and heard) en route!

Grasshopper Warbler, two Cuckoos (probably a pair), three Golden Eagles (one solitary on lower slopes and a pair above Beinn Bhàn itself), Drinker Moth caterpillars, dozens of Green Hairstreaks, one Peacock Butterfly, Skylarks, Lapwing, Meadow Pipit, Wheatear, Buzzard, unidentified butterfly/moth (no photo), Dung Beetle, Willow Warbler,  three lizards (at least), plenty of Red Deer - oh, and Pheasant. Also this funghi growing on spaghnum moss which I identified. As usual it's got an unpronounceable name - Lichenomphalia umbellifera. Another fabulous walk.


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