Strathyre wildlife and Loch Katrine

Once upon a weekend my wife and I were invited by friends to the Trossachs for the weekend, there is a lovely hotel and restaurant called the Creagan House, it’s a tad olde world but a real country cottage hotel…four poster beds, old wood panels, wood fires…a perfect escape for the weekend. We stayed there in April and although it wasn’t cold it was the shape of things to come for this summer, cloudy and rain then bright sunshine, very very changeable….very very wet.
If you ever find your way into the Trossachs you should seriously consider staying at Creagan House, the surrounding countryside is just stunning and full of wildlife, at the back of the hotel is a woodland walk that can take to the heart of the hills. Not far away is a less rustic walk around Loch Katrine.

As you can see it wasn’t long before we got soaked and had to turn back and seek refuse in a small glass of something, however I did manage to catch a pied wagtail (cropped to an inch of insanity)

In the garden of the hotel I saw for the first time ever siskins, seemingly they are regular visitors to the hotel (but never allowed a glass of wine) along with pine martins and red squirrels. All in all a very pleasureable weekend 🙂

It was at this point I wondered about buying the Nikon D800 but that’s another story…

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