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Sunday, 3 March 2019

A Scottish Highland Break - 10th to 16th February, 2019

Lindsay and I were booked on a Valentines Break at The Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey, Scotland, earlier this month. We were looking forward to some great wildlife and scenery, coupled with comfortable accommodation and great food. There had been a really cold spell and we were expecting snow to feature strongly. This is an account of that break.

Sunday, 10th February

Having packed our cold weather gear, including a spade and bits of carpet to help us out of snow drifts, we set off northward mid-morning, stopping for lunch at the Deli-Caffé in Boston Spa. After a great light lunch, we were on our way again and arrived to Berwick upon Tweed at 15h30. Here, we checked in at the Travelodge, which we find to be a very acceptable accommodation when travelling.

Lindsay had been suffering with a heavy cold for over a week, and for the past few days I'd been feeling as if my body was fighting off the same virus, so we did not feel like venturing out, particularly as it would be starting to get dark at around 17h00. We sat and drank tea, and read books until around 18h00 when we walked across the car park to 'the Scottish restaurant' (McDonalds!) had a bite to eat and then returned to read a while before turning in for an early night.

Monday, 11th February

We were up relatively early (for us!), and headed across to the Morrison's supermarket where we bought the makings of a cold breakfast, and then returned to our room to consume it. We were ready for departure rather earlier than anticipated and, having fuelled the car at Morrison's, set off towards Grantown on Spey. We had a very easy and uneventful journey for the first part, which meant that we arrived at our all-time favourite lunch stop of the Dalmore Inn, just south of Blairgowrie, too early for lunch. Rather than hang around until lunch time, we just stopped for a coffee and a plate of their wonderful home-made shortbread, before continuing towards Braemar, where we knew there was a choice of places we could have lunch.

We usually stop at the Glenshee Ski area as this can be very good for birds usually found at high altitudes. However, the car park was solid with cars and the whole place was swarming with skiers, in spite of there being relatively little snow visible. The weather had turned quite warm and I suspect that these were people who were determined to get in a last skiing session. We carried on past, without stopping.

At Braemar we found that our chosen cafe was closed for refurbishment. We then went to the edge of town to a cafe that I'd previously visited with Canadian friends, David and Miriam, but that too was closed. We walked to the other end of town where Lindsay, as were arriving, had seen a cafe sign proclaiming it open, but it was, apparently, closed. We were making our way back to the hotel in the centre of town as a last resort when we were stopped by a couple who asked about places to eat as the hotel was fully booked for lunch. We ended up visiting a butcher's shop where Lindsay had a steak pie, and I had a chicken tikka slice, which the butcher heated up for us - they were delicious! However, whilst our purchases were being heated, we chatted to the butcher, and was told that the 'open' cafe was indeed open, and we'd been looking at the wrong place.

From Braemar, the journey became more interesting, but not in a good way! Near Balmoral Castle we usually turn off the A93 and take the scenic B976 road. However, there was sign at the entrance saying it was closed. We continued towards Ballater for another 7 miles (11km) and turned off onto the A939 which would join up with our originally intended route. After 5 miles (8km) we found the road again closed. We turned round and set off back to Ballater and took the only other route available via the A97 and A944. This added a total of 30 miles (48km) to our journey. This might not sound a lot, but in the Highlands it equates to nearly an hour of travel. 

The above, however, was a relatively mild inconvenience compared to the fright we were to experience on the A944. There was a point where (fortunately!) the road was relatively straight and we were travelling at getting on for 60 mph (100km/h). I noticed what looked like a strip of mud crossing the road, as if a vehicle had been exiting the land beside the road with muddy wheels. However, as I hit this strip, a wave of thick muddy slurry enveloped the whole of the car's windscreen, which became totally opaque. I slammed on the brakes and the windscreen wipers, and I estimate that it took about 4 seconds to stop and for the windscreen to clear enough for me to see through it - 4 seconds might not sound like a long time but, allowing for the deceleration, it amounts to around 50 metres of travel, blind!

We arrived at The Grant Arms over an hour later than planned, and turned ourselves round quickly to pay a visit to Lochindorb, which is one of our favourite locations. In spite of the weather now being quite warm, Lochindorb was completely frozen over. Furthermore, there was virtually no wildlife to be seen. I did, however, take the opportunity to clean the car up a bit using handfuls of snow to wipe down, and then running fast through deep puddles of water!

That night we enjoyed an excellent and relaxed dinner in the hotel, and followed by relaxing in our room before taking another relatively early night.

Tuesday, 12th February

After an early breakfast I took some photos with my phone of our car, which was now somewhat cleaner, although I would, over the next few days,  get a few questions as to whether I'd been 'off-roading' in it! It was quite galling, as I'd had the car thoroughly cleaned before we set off for our break.

Our car (Automobilia limosoque) - looks like I've been taking full advantage of its 4x4 capabilities!
Lindsay had elected to go shopping in town while I had a morning exploring to the south of Grantown. There'd been reports of Waxwings in Nethy Bridge, and also of a flock of several hundred Brambling there. I also needed to do a check of the Loch Garten area as I was due to lead a walk there the following day. The wildlife guides based at the Grant Arms had been most helpful, and I set off first to see if I could find Crested Tit in Abernethy Forest. I'd been advised to try The Dell. 

I found the wrong place, at first, and saw nothing during a 20 minute walk. I then managed to find where I should have been. Sadly the dull start to the day continued, and the light in the forest was grim. There are some feeders here, with a bench beside the path at a sensible distance from the feeders. A Jay departed as I approached, but during the half hour or so that I sat here there was little of interest - Coal, Blue, and Great Tits, Chaffinches, and a pair of Bullfinch. Even if something interesting had arrived, there was little chance of a sensible photo, due to the light and the environs. As it's about time I showed some wildlife, here's a shot taken of a Bullfinch near the feeders - yes, I think it demonstrates that conditions weren't good!

Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) (female) - The Dell, Abernethy
From here, I drove round to the back of the Community Centre in order to use their 'facilities' and then headed off on foot to the start of the Speyside Way, beside which there had been the regular flock of Brambling. I joined the trail at the old station, where I was distracted by a couple of Yellowhammer. Sadly, the weather was still very dull and grey. My knowledge isn't enough to discern females of this species from winter plumage males.

Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) - Nethy Bridge Old Station
I was just about to move on when the group of seven Waxwings flew in from the north and landed in the tree above me! They stayed high in the tree, and the light was still awful so I didn't do well with photography.

Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) - Nethy Bridge Old Station
I walked for just under a mile (about 1.4 km) passing the place where the Brambling had been feeding previously, but didn't see one. I did bump into other people, but it seems that the most that had been seen that day were two!

Returning to my car, my next stop was at a place between Boat of Garten and Loch Garten where I had seen Crested Tit in January 2018. I put some seed and peanuts down and within seconds I had a good number of Coal Tit (I'd guess at 20-30), and a few other common birds, come down - they cleared my offerings in less than 5 minutes, and departed. I put more seed down, and nothing more came! I didn't see a single Crested Tit.

Coal Tit (Periparus ater) - near Boat of Garten
I then headed up to the RSPB's Loch Garten site to check it out for the following day's visit. I was told that Crested Tit were thin on the ground, with only two being seen so far that day. It was also suggested that it was too warm for them to be attracted to the feeders. Whilst there I photographed more Coal Tits. I saw, to my horror, that it seems some people are still ignoring the signs saying not to feed the birds peanut butter as it is bad for them.

Coal Tit with fouled-up feathers - Loch Garten
I now had to return to Grantown to collect Lindsay, so that we could have a picnic and an afternoon out. We parked in the car park half way up the ascent to the Cairngorm Base Station and ate our picnic, before heading up to the base station.  Here, I left Lindsay in the car while I went looking for Snow Bunting. Almost immediately a group of around 8 birds flew over my head and disappeared into the distance. However, I soon found a solitary bird, which went to join three others, giving me a group of four to enjoy.

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) - Cairngorm Base Station
Lindsay said she'd like to find Red Squirrel and so we set off to try and find some. At one point, with her phone, she photographed me hand-feeding the Coal Tits with sunflower hearts.

feeding the Coal Tits - Loch Garten
That night we had another excellent dinner at The Grant Arms, before turning in for a relatively early night.

Wednesday, 13th February

I had an early breakfast in readiness for leading a walk to Loch Garten and Loch Malachie. In the event, only one lady turned up at reception for the walk. Sadly, however, she was without transport, and I was advised that it would not be sensible to take her in my car as this was an organised event and my insurance would not cover me (or her) in that situation. This, therefore, meant that I was now free to do as I wished until the evening. Lindsay and I therefore agreed to pay a visit to the south Moray Firth coast, making a short diversion to Lochindorb on the way. 

Little was seen on our brief passage round Lochindorb, although we did notice that the virtually total cover of ice seen on the Monday had now totally disappeared! The only shot I took was of a distant Red Grouse.

Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica) - Lochindorb
We stopped for a while at Logie Steading to have a look around before moving on to Burghead, parking first in the harbour area. Here we found little of interest, although the Cormorants were unusually confiding! Sadly, they were directly into the light, so a lot of post-processing has been required!

Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) - Burghead
From here, we drove over to the east side of the head and parked with a view of the rocky shore while we had our picnic lunch. The tide was right out, which is possibly why we had seen little by the harbour - we'd been hoping for Long-tailed Duck.

On this side of the head we had distant views of a drake Eider out on the sea.

Eider (Somateria mollissima) (male) - Burghead
On rocks at the water's edge were a few Turnstone.

Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) - Burghead
Somewhat closer, in rock pools were Oystercatcher and a Redshank.

Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) - Burghead
Redshank (Tringa totanus) - Burghead
Closer still were several Rock Pipits - Burghead is a reliable place for this species.

Rock Pipit (Anthus petrosus) - Burghead
Meanwhile, on the slope behind us, there was a brief visit by what I believe to be a true Rock Dove, rather than a feral pigeon.

Rock Dove (Columba livia) - Burghead
From Burghead, we moved on to Hopeman. Again, little was seen in the harbour - the tide was still well out. However, a Redshank was at the inner end of the harbour, and I also took some shots of flying gulls. By now we had bright sunshine. I'm not good at gulls so if I've ID these two incorrectly, please let me know!

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) - Hopeman
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) (1st summer) - Hopeman

Redshank (Tringa totanus) -Hopeman
We then walked round to the harbour wall on the east side, and found a few more birds down on East Beach. Sanderling are one of my favourite shore birds, and are always a delight to watch. The Bar-tailed Godwit were a pleasant surprise - thank you, 'Conehead54', for the correction.

Sanderling (Calidris alba) - Hopeman

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) - Hopeman
An incoming flight of Oystercatcher is always an amazing sight.

Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) - Hopeman
There was a Redshank on the beach too.

Redshank (Tringa totanus) -Hopeman
After this, we had a gentle drive back to base as I needed to get set up for my talk after dinner that night. After another super dinner it was time to give my talk 'Scilly Sojourns' - here's a slide from that talk. With only 11 birdwatchers staying at the hotel that night, it was a small attendance!

Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) - Tresco, Isles of Scilly, on 18th March, 2018
Thursday, 14th February

Being Valentines Day and my wife not being a wildlife lover, we started, after breakfast, by going to my wife's chosen destination, which was The Heather Centre. We arrived to find that, nearly two years down the line, the place was still a building site after the fire which destroyed the original building. We looked around for a while, but there was little to hold us there, so we set off for Strathdearn, sometimes known as the Findhorn Valley and also as The Valley of the Raptors. My target was Mountain Hare.

Leaving Lindsay in the car with a good book, I waited until 11h00 (at this time of year, access is restricted because of the potential for shooting!) and set off up the hillside, in the same direction as I'd seen Mountain Hare in January, 2018. Two people were three or four hundred metres in front of me and heading in the same direction. I was a little incapacitated, however, as I'd pulled a calf muscle, and progress was painful. I saw a 'mountain goat' off to the left. This was one of what has now become a large number of these, being (I have read) part of a centuries-old feral population - hence my reluctance to give them a specific name.

'mountain goat' - Strathdearn
Almost immediately, I spotted two Mountain Hare on the hillside to my left, and took some safety shots. Here's a shot of the furthest one.

Mountain Hare (Lepus timidus) - Strathdearn
The people in front of me headed off to exactly where I wanted to be to photograph the hares, so I very stealthily approached from around the hillside. By the time I got there, one of the two people had gone ahead, and I sat down behind the other. It was a while before he realised that I was right behind him and turned round. To my surprise, I found that it was John Poyner (one of the wildlife guides based at The Grant Arms) and the person in front was one of his clients. In this situation, it was only fair that I sat with John (out of sight of the hare) and let his client get on with it. I said that if his client got to the point where he'd had his fill, and the hare was still there, then I'd have a go. John's client was displaying excellent field craft (he'd taken about 20 minutes to advance about 10 metres on his belly) and, an hour later, he and the hare he was concentrating on were still there! I needed to get back to Lindsay so left them to it.  On my way back down I took a slightly better shot of the hare that had been the nearest of the two on the way up. I also took a shot of John's client in action.

Mountain Hare (Lepus timidus) - Strathdearn
the benefits of good fieldcraft - Strathdearn
As I passed the wooded area, on my way down, I noticed a caterpillar making its way across the track. I estimate that, for every inch it 'walked' another couple of inches were added by the wind! I think that it is probably the larva of a Garden Tiger moth, just out of hibernation, but I'd welcome any comments.

probable Garden Tiger (Arctia caja) (larva) - Strathdearn
Having rejoined Lindsay, we set off for the top car park to have our picnic lunch. Just a few hundred metres up the road, however, there were two parked cars and people taking photos. There was a Mountain Hare quite close to the road! I took a shot from my car and set off with the intention of seeing if it was still there on the way back.

Mountain Hare (Lepus timidus) - Strathdearn
Up at the top car park, there was just one other person parked and the gentleman kindly came over and pointed out a very distant Golden Eagle above the hills - which promptly disappeared over the horizon!

We were quite quick about our lunch and returned to try and find the hare, parking a little way away so as to not draw too much attention to the spot. I then walked down the road on foot and found the hare was still there. It was aware of my presence, and I didn't want to stay too long for fear of disturbing it. Sadly, it didn't fully raise its ears in this time, but I did get some more shots. You can see that this one was already getting a spring coat of brown fur on its front. I wonder if this was because it was living somewhat lower down than the all-white ones seen further up the hillside. Or maybe it was because it had found a nice warm and dry crevice to live in?!

Mountain Hare (Lepus timidus) - Strathdearn
Heading back towards Tomatin I spotted a small flock of Brambling. I managed some distant shots before they departed.

Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla) - Strathdearn
Lindsay was still wanting to see some deer - we'd been quite surprised, for the first time ever, not to see any deer in Strathdearn. Maybe they'd all been shot? I knew a place where I'd often seen Red Deer and Red Squirrel, so we set off there. However, as we approached Nethy Bridge, a message came through that the Waxwings were at the old station - and we were only a few hundred metres away! 

We called in to find three people watching. The light was much better this time but they were quite mobile, and when they landed it was always up in a higher tree than the last time. As I was always shooting from way below them, I didn't get a single shot that showed those fabulous 'candles' in the wings.

Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) - Nethy Bridge Old Station
After a few minutes, they disappeared, and we continued on our way  to see if we could find some deer that were alive - we must have seen 5 or 6 that were roadkill! We didn't succeed, however.

That night, we enjoyed a great Valentines Dinner, followed by coffee and a tipple in the bar, then an early night before our journey home.

Friday, 15th February

We had an uneventful journey to Berwick upon Tweed, stopping for a break at the cafe in Braemar that we thought had been closed on the way north. A stop at the Glenshee ski area (now closed for skiing) resulted in nothing of interest being seen. We then stopped for an excellent light lunch at the Dalmore Inn, Blairgowrie. Having checked in at the Travelodge in Berwick upon Tweed, we decided that we'd eaten too much in the past few days, and settled for just a snack at 'the Scottish restaurant'.

Saturday, 16th February

We had an easy journey home from Berwick, stopping once more at the Deli-Caffé in Boston Spa for a very enjoyable light lunch.

In spite of it not being a particularly good break photography-wise, we'd had a very enjoyable time and although it was a Valentines Break, Lindsay had been her usual generous self in letting me do 'my own thing' from time to time whilst she sat patiently in the car. It would have been nice to have had a bit of snow. Instead we had daytime temperatures which reached up to 16°C and remained in double figures throughout.

It might be a while before my next blog post but I suspect that, amongst other things, it will largely feature ducks!

Thank you for dropping by.


  1. Great account, Richard. It is obvious that despite a few "burps" you had a fine time. It's a pity that the light was not more conducive to good photography, however. I would have really enjoyed seeing the Mountain Hares, especially in their white winter plumage. Bohemian Waxwings are an irruptive species here, and I have not seen them for a few years so they would have been special too. When I lived farther north, before meeting Miriam, they were annual visitors to my property. But at least we have the not insignificant consolation of Cedar Waxwings as a resident species. With love to you both, David

    1. It was, indeed, a super break, David, even if not quite what we envisaged.

      My attempt to connect with Mountain Hare in January, 2018 at the same location was a complete failure, apart from a fleeting distant glimpse of one fleeing from a photographer. Other than that, I'd only ever seen them in their summer coats.

      I'm sure that you are aware that Cedar Waxwing here would cause far more excitement than Bohemian Waxwing there!

      My love to you and Miriam - - - Richard

  2. What can I say, I love all of them Richard. The Waxwings, Snow Bunting, Sanderling, Mountain Hare, Yellowhammer, etc etc etc. Lovely shooting.

    1. Thank you, Bob. It was a somewhat different mix of subject to that which I am used to in that part of Scotland at that time of year - which, I guess, helped to make it more interesting for me. My very best wishes - - - Richard

  3. I am always amazed at how much you manage to fit into a few days.
    A wonderful set of images and an interesting account.

    1. It amazes me too, Adrian, especially as I have the constraint of Mrs. P's interests to take into account! I guess it's a measure of just how special that region is for wildlife. Thank you for your kind words. My best wishes - - - Richard

  4. Some great photos+ sounds like a great trip. The godwits though are surely Bar-tailed rather than Black-tailed as captioned!

    1. Thank you for your kind words, and the correction - text now ammended! I'd gone purely on seeing black tails without barring. I had to go back and check all my photos. The clue should have been the somewhat visibly upturned bill and the distinct demarkation of the edge of the wing feathers. Thanks again, and best wishes - - - Richard

  5. Hello Richard, wow those are a lot of sitings you had. Great birds and love the Mountain Hare! Waxwings amazing and a Snow Owl. Those Snow Buntings are realy great hope one day to see them. Hope all the mud came of the car.
    Just a great blog.

    1. Thank you, Roos. I waited until we got home again before taking the car to the local car cleaning facilty operated by Eastern Europeans - they do an excellent job at a very reasonable price!

      I hope you get to see Snow Bunting. Can I swap some for your Long-eared Owls?

      My very best wishes - - - Richard

  6. That's some trip Richard and nice to see the man in action with a Tit in hand!! An excellent series of shots and a great read.

    1. Thank you, Marc. It had been a while since I'd got so close-up and personal with a Tit! Best wishes - - - Richard

  7. What an exciting few days you had away and a wealth of birds seen. Your photographs are great and I envy you having seen the Waxwongs

    1. Thank you for your visit, Margaret. It was a very enjoyable stay, and I hope that it won't be too long before I return.

      I shall always think of them as 'Waxwongs' from now on!

      My very best wishes - - - Richard

  8. Love the Mountain hares and so good to see them in the winter outfits. That shot of the waxwing in flight is great. As usual though I love all your photos, and good to see one of yourself for a change, thanks Lindsay.

    My only trip to Scotland was cycling the End to End and I had no time for photos, also digital cameras were not even around in those days!! Good job we did still get some memories of the ride though.

    Have a good week and hope you are both well now. Best wishes Diane

    1. Hi Diane. Thank you for those kind words. Cycling the End to End is some feat - I'm in awe of your achievment! You should return to Scotland sometime when you have time to take in all its beauty!

      Yes, we're both as well as can be expected, thank you.

      I'm just about to hop over to your blog to see what delights you have in store for me.

      Take good care. My very best wishes - - - Richard

  9. First, the apologies. We've been preoccupied with family-related matters for several months and have neglected blogs, both our own as well as those of good friends. Our warm thoughts are, as ever, with you and Lindsay.

    Now, the previous posts about your garden were simply spectacular! Gini, the Wise One, stated: "With such beauty and solitude, why would they ever leave home?" I shall leave it up to you to formulate a suitable reply.

    Your Valentine's trip to Scotland seems to have been very special, indeed! Your photo of the car would be "normal" for most of our "native" residents. A clean vehicle around here would immediately mark one as "suspicious" and likely a winter visitor.

    I know (from personal experience) you would like to have seen a larger variety of wildlife, but looking back over your post, there is actually quite an enviable list here! Despite your wish of a better "ear display", the hare portraits are adorable. My experience with Waxwings mirrors yours. They have a knack for finding the absolute worse lighting possible.

    One can always look back and wish a trip had been better, but this one seems to have produced what will become very nice future memories.

    Gini and I wish you and Lindsay all the best!

    1. No need for apologies, Wally - I fully understand.

      As usual, Gini has hit the nail on the head in that I sometimes find myself having to push myself to go out, rather than gaze out of my study window or relax in the conservatory. However, where she misses the mark is in describing it with the words 'beauty' and 'solitude'. I've never been one for keeping a tidy garden, the lawn's in poor shape, and there are plenty of bare or weedy patches that could do with some wildlife-friendly plants being put in. However, we love it!

      Our cars are probably the least clean on our street, but the condition shown above was way-beyond anything I've seen locally!

      Thank you to you and Gini for your very kind words and wishes - much appreciated. Take good care - - - - Richard

  10. Thank you very much for a wonderful story !!! Lovely it;-)))

    1. Thank you, Anne. I hope that you are fully recovered from the 'flu soon, and that you get that allergy under control.

      My very best wishes - - - Richard

  11. Hello Richard,
    WOW, so many different and interesting species, I envy you and wish I had been there!
    What a ball you must have had!
    The Oystercatchers in flight especially are brilliant photos!
    Sorry for not being as present in the blogosphere but I spend little time at home and when I do I organise trips to Africa and sort out my photos!
    So many thanks for your perseverance in commenting my publications!!
    Warm hugs to share with Lindsay :)

    1. Hi Carine. Thank you for your kind words. Maybe one day you'll have had your fill of Africa, and decide to go somewhere cooler - like Scotland!! I can recommend it.

      I can fully understand that your Africa trips take us so much of your time. I suspect that you come back with many thousands of photos to sort through every time.

      It is always my pleasure to see a new blog post from you - no perseverance is needed at all!

      Take good care. With my very best wishes - - - Richard

  12. Hi Richard,
    that was a journey with quite a few companies. Your car looked pretty "dirty" but your pictures of the birds is really great. The bullfinch and tits have been photographed beautifully in detail. The yellowhammer is beautiful in color and you also saw many plague birds.
    The snow buntings are great, but your Scottish snow fowl is fantastic! The Eider Ducks and the stonecutters are also great to see. Actually all your photos are beautiful but I also call the snowy owl separate. Great that you have encountered in nature :-) I have also enjoyed sitting here enjoying your adventures of this trip.
    Hopefully the heavy cold is over for you now.

    I am also late with places and respond because we are moving daughters in 2 places hihi ...

    I wish you a very nice evening.
    Greetings, Helma

    1. Hi Helma. Thank you for your very kind words. The Snowy Owl was not in Scotland, but in the Isles of Scilly last year. I put it in this post because it featured in a talk I gave when I was in Scotland. I hope to be returning to the Isles of Scilly soon.

      My very best wishes to your daughters for their move. Will they still be close enough to you for you to visit them often?

      I hope that you enjoy the rest of your weekend. Take good care - - - Richard

  13. Fantásticas fotos, todas están perfectamente realizadas. Las fotos del Bombycilla garrulus y del Bubo scandiacus me dan mucha envidia, son un sueño para mí. Richard enhorabuena por este magnífico reportaje, un fuerte abrazo desde España.

    1. Hola, Germán. Gracias por sus amables palabras. Bombycilla garrulus llega en la mayoría de los inviernos aquí, a veces en buenos números. Sin embargo, Bubo scandiacus también fue solo un sueño para mí y tuve mucha suerte de estar en el lugar correcto en el momento adecuado. ¡Los mejores deseos de Inglaterra, a donde esperamos que llegue la primavera! --- Richard


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