On the river Spey I found a 'tick.
|Salmon Fishing on the Spey|
We reached the 'X' on the map without any problem. The habitat was perfect 'Beast' country.
All it lacked was the 'Beast' itself that might have been because a group of five birders got to the place just before us or it could have been that it was somewhere else in the large pine forest. However it did contain my second tick of the day a Tree Pipit
Alex spotted a strange bird in the river flapping around some rocks - closer inspection revealed a piece of black plastic. He did it again just North of Ellon. I had to stop and turn back on the A90 ( not an easy or quicktask) to look at the 'bird' on a fence post - it was another piece of black plastic. Well it could have been a Cuckoo!
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