Monthly Archives: October 2012

Coal tit parade

Considering the wet and miserable ‘summer’ we’ve had, I’m amazed at how many coal tits are in my garden. At any given time there must be somewhere between 50 and 70, and their appetite is enormous. I have four feeders … Continue reading

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Roe deer and rabbits

   It’s been quite a busy week. I was putting the final touches to my new book, Wildlife and the Law, after suggestions from the editor and publisher. It should be with the printer before the end of October and … Continue reading

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The duck killer identified

It’s difficult to get on with any work with these wee squirrels around. I watch them for hours and I’m gradually getting better at distinguishing the main two that come to the garden (I’ve only once seen three so this … Continue reading

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Squirrels identified?

I had an interesting day yesterday watching the red squirrels in my garden. I think I can see a slight difference between the two: one seems to have a slightly darker tail than the other and seems the more dominant … Continue reading

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New visitors to our garden

I have an acre and a half on the edge of a Perthshire village. Roughly half is woodland, comprising mainly 60 or 70 years old larch trees (a friend and former colleague, Neil Macdonald, planted them as a youngster when … Continue reading

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From The Daily Mail

“Transvestite hillwalkers do not often feature in wildlife crime investigations but this one did help enliven what can be a tense and complicated job for a dedicated band of professionals.”  Wildlife Detective, Daily Mail

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