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Spring is one of the best times to visit the west highlands of Scotland…

The weather is at it’s most benign and the midges haven’t made an appearance yet. Bluebells are at their best and form a wonderful backdrop to the song of woodland migrants. Other woodland flowers put on a display whilst the leaves of the trees are only just unfurling , so the birds are more visible – a great time to visit the oakwoods. Early orchids such as narrow-leaved helleborine, one of the most spectacular, are in bloom and there is always the chance of early chequered skippers and other insects. Along the coasts and islands the seabirds are back to breed and there could be early cetaceans in the seas. Corncrakes are on the islands and ring ouzel up the glens, black throated divers and slavonian grebes are resplendent in their breeding plumage and the black grouse lekking season is at it’s peak. If you’d like to experience this wonderful vibrant time then we still have places available on our May holidays http://glenloywildlife.co.uk/holiday/springbirds/  and http://glenloywildlife.co.uk/holiday/spring-flowers/.

 

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