Spring hasn’t yet fully arrived in Northern Scotland, but Speybay Nature Reserve came alive for Viv and Neil on our Coastal Bird Walk.
On our journey from wet woodland to waves, amongst many others, we spotted Reed Bunting, Yellowhammers and Red Breasted Mergansers. Seeing a Chiffchaff was a shared wish for the couple. So as we neared the edge of the reserve’s wet woodland, we stopped for a moment as we heard the distinctive “chiff chaff chiff chaff” call. It wasn’t long before one perched on the edge of a willow tree. We were delighted to watch the yellow powder puff flitting from branch to branch. Wish fulfilled!
After the excitement of watching a Chiffchaff for the first time, it was time for tea and coffee. Cups in hand, we sat and admired busy gulls, Oystercatchers and Pink Footed Geese near the mouth of the Moray Firth. Neil also spotted a bobbing seal!
It was a pleasure to meet you, Viv and Neil, and embrace the fresh sea breeze. Thank you for choosing Wild Alba Tours to be part of your holiday. I wish you more Weetie (Scots name for Chiffchaff) adventures!