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3 nights later and we finally spot our Highland Tiger!
Tonight I will trek out to see if I can find any Scottish Wildcats in the forest. Sightings are rare these days as the Cat is critically endangered. It is the last large mammal predator in the wild in the UK and its conservation and study is critical to its survival.
This chart maps the pelt marking helping one to identify whether a creature is a true Wildcat, hybrid or domestic cat. It also shows how the cat has changed through domestication.
New growth on a Pinus Sylvestris or Scots Pine.
This tree is the most widely distributed conifer in the world reaching from far Northern Europe to Asia. Its heavily textured bark is the perfect habitat for richly coloured mosses, Lichens and Insects which in turn attract birds such as Crossbills and Treecreepers.
Aunt Castafiore with Robert, the house guard, an original suit of armour - one of many which was sent to assist the Scots by the French in the 1300’s. She stands alongside her Italian Greyhound Bo Bo.
Aunt Castafiore’s grand house on the Rosneath peninsula will be our base for the summer. We will take a tour up the West coast of Scotland, up to the highlands and on to the Outer Hebrides.
On our way to Scotland - an amazing view across a Loch from the train.
And so we leave the fair and beautiful Island of Greenland with the first sighting of the Greenland Ringed Plover - very early, as these birds return to the North to reach their breading grounds in the Summer. A rapid warbling call is emitted whilst in flight and a characteristic, soft “dee-ip” can be heard whilst on land.
On my return to England, Charlie and I will be heading to the highlands of Scotland to visit Great Aunt Castafiore; an eminent archeologist and a wonderful local eccentric.
A lone floating iceberg highlights the rich colours of Greenland.
The glowing sight of turquoise, colbalt, whites and greys remind me of the magnificent landscapes I have seen over the past few months. Where either the golden sunshine bathes the lilac mountains or the Northern lights casting an eerie green light over the snow covered houses. Through the Iceberg window awaits the boat that is to take me back to Denmark - where I shall then board an aeroplane, England bound.
An under water shot of one of Augo’s Bowhead whales he has been recording.
Bowhead’s have slowly returned to Disko Bay but kept their distance during the years of the commercial hunt between the 16th and 19th Century. Bowheads have started using the Northwest Passage as it begins to open up due to climate change. This will connect the Whales from two populations of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans that have been separated by ice for close to 10,000 years.
Today’s warm sunshine flirted with the idea of Spring. As part of a Spring ritual the Greenlanders may agayu or ‘dance with masks’. These masks represent plants and are worn to request the abundance of things in the coming year. The greenlanders rely on berries in the summertime and on grass which is woven as clothing.