Spring?

13th March 2017

Is Spring in the air?  Ptarmigan starting to lose their winter plumage and indulging in a some half-hearted courtship – ‘whatever’, and a mountain hare streaking up the Spring Run (too quick to snap).  Steady thaw has taken the snow level up to around 800 metres and most of the snow left is on North to East aspects above 900 metres.  A windy day and due to get windier tomorrow.

Its always an indicator of lack of snow when the rock is visible between the top of the gullies on the West face of Aonach Dubh and the summit of Stob Coire nan Lochan

Little snow on the Southern flank of the Aonach Eagach ridge

Half the pair of courting ptarmigans – she/he’s not really sure if she/he can be bothered.

Still snow on the North-East/East flanks of Meall a Bhuiridh

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