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Blog for April 9th, 2018

April 9th, 2018
A royal calling
Birdsong around Lochnagar in Royal Deeside

Spring
Plenty of bird activity today with lapwings singing in the glens, grouse making alarm calls during the ascent and 6 pairs of ptarmigan at various places on the plateau snow
Looking along River Muick with recently planted trees
Cairngorms Scenic Photo Posts
There are over 20 photo posts in the Cairngorms National Park and number 24 is located on the bridge over the River Muick soon after the visitor information centre

Link to Cairngorms National Park photos from this photo post
Cairngorms Scenic Photo Post, number 24, located on bridge
View from photo post
Meikle Pap on right
Initial view of Lochnagar whilst ascending Meikle Pap
View ascending Meikle Pap
View from Meikle Pap
View back to Meikle Pap
View whilst ascending Cuidhe Crom
View from Cuidhe Crom
Sculptured cornices with Cac Carn Beag in distance
Cac Carn Beag lit up in the sun
Looking at Cac Carn Beag from Cac Carn Mor
Plenty of snow on north east face but melting during day
Cac Carn Beag, top of Lochnagar
View from Cac Carn Beag of remaining route
Looking north
Ptarmigan at The Stuic with Cac Carn Beag in distance
Looking back from Carn an t-Sagairt Beag with The Stuic and then Cac Carn Beag in distance
Looking west from Carn an t-Sagairt Mor
Cairn Bannoch as visibility starts to reduce
Ptarmigan at over 1,000 metres near Cairn Bannoch
Long walk back along plateau to right of Loch Muick