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Mystery place

Mystery place. Photo taken Feb 1988.
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Picture added on 30 September 2010 at 22:47
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Lowrie's Water, Burgar Hill.
Added by Kenny Spence on 30 September 2010
Evie
Added by Ross on 01 October 2010
Burgar Hill
Added by Kirkwallian on 01 October 2010
Dead right Kenny. Photographed from the big wind turbine during an open day in Feb 1988. You went so far up in a lift, the rest by (internal) ladders.
Added by Ian Hourston on 01 October 2010
loch loomashun evie
Added by Eoin on 02 October 2010
It is a loomashun (loon breeding tarn) Eoin, but the one known as 'the' loomashun - or Looma Chun - is a mile-and-a-half to the southeast.
Added by Ian Hourston on 04 October 2010
This is very helpful information. We saw loons on the southeastern lake referred to above, on 24 June 2015. It was a very boggy walk for the last 400m.
Added by Tim Threlfall on 29 April 2018
I'm glad it was helpful, Tim, and I'll assume your visit in 2015 didn't upset the birds.
Decades ago, when legislation concerning human approaches to nest sites was laxer or non-existent, I took my camera, tripod and small camouflaged hide to the Looma Chun with the intention of photographing adult and young Red-throated Divers. When I was ready to start, I discovered I couldn't see through the SLR viewfinder. I looked for the problem and found the lens was obscured by masses of midges - which obviously knew I was there but hadn't yet found a way to penetrate the hide. They soon did, however, and descended on my face and hands in black hordes. End of photo-call; I gathered my stuff and legged it for the horizon.
Added by Ian Hourston on 13 May 2018
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