|Scottish flag waving over the ruins of Urqhart Castle on Loch Ness|
We started today out at the Glencoe Visitor Centre.
|The Boardwalk where I spent most of my time birding while at the Glencoe Visitor Centre|
A slate blue capped, male Common Chaffinch. The little beauties, new to me, sent me reeling.
There were other species present, such as these Great Titmouses. They gave me a run for the money in trying to capture them with my camera.
When I bothered to look up and take note of the rest of my surroundings at the Centre, I saw woods and grand Scottish hillsides under a moody sky.
On the day we arrive in Scotland, we drove past a spot we decided we had to visit - a Scottish Episcopalian church and graveyard.
It is interesting to visit such old graveyards, where the graves of those who died a century or more ago, and those who 'went home' only recently share the grounds.
|The dearly departed all enjoy a view of the loch across the way|
I love that visible, calligraphy etched onto the face of the oldest headstones.
|Even after a hundred years, the lichens and moss hasn't erased the lines|
|Psalm Singers on duty at grave yard, 24/7|
|My first view of the famous Viaduct|
|The Glenfinnan Viaduct as seen in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets|
|The Glencoe Monument honours the Jacobites that fought for Prince Charles Edward Stewart|
|Bonnie Prince Charles watching over the wee bairns that climbed his tower|
|I'd tell you what the plaque at the base of the monument says, but I don't speak Scottish Gaelic.|
I was pleased to make the acquaintance of this wee Patterdale Terrier at the base of the monument. I'd never seen this working type of terrier before, as they are sparse outside of the U.K.
|I caught up with Ila near the monument, on the shore of Loch Shiel|
|Loch Shiel as it appeared in the Prisoner of Azkaban|