Lucy: I've been back in the UK for a month and I have to say, it's been a bit colder than I expected! When I left France I was longing for a bit of green and some proper Scottish spring flower after a winter of monochrome but what I got was the Minibeast from the East, and then the Easter Beast. I'm a bit disappointed to say the least! This is me camping in the peak district last weekend, working for Adventure Expeditions. It was cold. Very cold. Amazing work by the young people completing their Gold Practice in these conditions!
Anyway, today there was a lull in proceedings. Client Carole came over with her camera to enjoy some of the best of Arran's wildlife. As always, it was dramatic, but made us work hard for our sightings. We got a soaring golden eagle having a bust up with kestrels and buzzards, and then later a couple of otters braving the rough seas. The icing on the cake for me was a male and female hen harrier quartering the moors above the Ross Road. As usual, I failed to take any photos of the wildlife, but I did get a few of Arran looking spectacular in her wintery spring garb. Just in time to make me feel bad about heading back to France at the weekend! Adieu Arran, see you when spring is a bit more sprung.