Swans and Cygnets on Highland Loch

Swans on Highland Loch

Highland Loch in the far north of Scotland

I live within 5 minutes walk down a farm track and field to Loch Watten which is in the county of Caithness in the Scottish Highlands, about 15 miles from John O’Groats. This farming and crofting county has several well known wild brown lochs, Loch Watten is probably the best for trout fishing. Boats can be hired locally to fish this loch and while bank fishing is possible most people fishing this loch do so from a boat. Fish of up to 6Ibs can be caught on the fly. This loch like most others in Caithness is fly only fishing. During spring and summer you can often find boats coming in with 10-12 or more good sized trout having being caught, depending on time of year and condition on dry or wet flies.

I am not very good at fly fishing, I do however enjoy being out on the loch on the boat and watching and hearing the wildlife that is on the loch. The is a small colony of swans that stay on the loch all year and often hatch out cygnets, I enjoy taking the camera with me when fishing and when possible take pictures of the swans and the scenery (and sunsets) when out. I have put some of the pictures taken of the swans and cygnets on Loch Watten on our main domain and 4 pictures below.

Swans on Highland Loch

Swans on Loch Watten

Swans on Loch Watten

Swan on Scottish Loch Swans and Cygnets on Highland Loch

Pictures of swans on Loch Watten