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Discussion: Hares

in: JessT; JessT > 2017-10-08

Oct 8, 2017 2:13 PM # 
Big Jon:
We saw plenty yon Lochnagar/Carn an t'Sagairt More round yesterday - plus about 40-50 Ptarmigan in a big flock.
Oct 8, 2017 2:28 PM # 
I think my ptarmigan count wasn't quite into double figures. The hares were crazy though!
Oct 9, 2017 7:47 AM # 
Big Jon:
Last autumn Sarah and I went up Mount Battock and in a bowl near the summit saw about 100-200 hares - the ground was just covered with them, never seen anything like it - not sure if it was a parliament or else a good bit of feeding.
Oct 9, 2017 11:41 AM # 
I wondered if the lack of snow this year would mean a good year for eagles and less good for hare and ptarmigan. I feel like the hills have been emptier this summer but clearly not.
Oct 9, 2017 12:54 PM # 
Big Jon:
Depends where you go - there are some hills in Deeside where you can be almost guaranteed large numbers of Ptarmigan and/or hares - Mount Battock for hares and Card an t'Sagairt Mor or Cairn Toul area for Ptarmigan (at least from my experience

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