Nearby a lone Black-throated Diver still sat on a tranquil loch, the summer breeding season now at an end, either one of the pair or perhaps a wanderer, looking to check out a potential site for next year.
A few Slavonian Grebes remain too, their colourful summer head-dress now fading to the rather drab winter plumage, young chicks still not quite fully grown followed an adult fishing, soon to be heading for the open seas.
In the forest Crested Tits are showing very well around the feeders, along with other tits now gathering in their winter flocks. Red Squirrel too are stocking up for the winter providing great photo opportunities.
A walk up Cairngorm didn't take long to find a brood of 8 Ptarmigan, quite low for this time of year and not too far a walk from the ski area car park, there was a Red Grouse seen higher up the hill than they were, all a bit topsy turvey.
Five Dippers together on the river was a great sight, probably a family group as were a group of six Grey Wagtails.