It was one of those winter high pressure days that meant it was dry but grey. We just had Craig this weekend as his big sis was supposedly studying for the impending prelims - oh how I remember that torture of teenagedom!! Now the boy is easily pleased but he was really looking forward to going to the RSPB Reserve at Lochwinnoch. Not too shabby a set up especially for kids with lots of interactive stuff though I do think the soft toy kola pinned high up in the tree could be quite frightening for some kids. Us - we just laughed a lot. We made up stories about why there were numbers on the bird boxes and why there were trees with branches cut off as we headed to the loch side and the hides.
Being someone who can only spot the very big and very obvious I relied on Steve telling me where to look and what I was looking at. I'll never make a wildlife tog but it was fun taking the photos with my wee point and shoot.
|Castle Semple Loch|
|Shy whooper swans|
Hunger was gnawing at us but we made sure we bought some nice stuff to put in our bird feeders as we had our own wee bird family to provide for before we went in search of cuppas and cake. The sunset over Ailsa Craig distracted us first though :-)
|Craig looking out towards Ailsa Craig|
|Beacon next to Horse Island & Ailsa Craig|