Monthly Archives: June 2013

The missing red squirrels

      Many readers will be aware that we have had three red squirrels in the garden since last July. Unfortunately a couple of months ago one was killed on the road and though we were sure two remained … Continue reading

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Wild flowers, tree pipits and a highly unusual pheasant nest

      Continuing my now out-of-synch reports on my walks during the 2011/12 wildlife survey I carried out on a Highland Perthshire estate (Part 2 of 2)   Monday 27 May 2012.  Weather:  Sunny, very hot. With a midday … Continue reading

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Barking roe does

    Continuing my now out-of-synch reports on my walks during the 2011/12 wildlife survey I carried out on a Highland Perthshire estate (Part 1 of 2)   Monday 27 May 2012.  Weather:  Sunny, very hot. With a midday temperature … Continue reading

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An extremely sick wild rabbit

    Part 2 of my walk on 20 May on a Highland Perthshire estate during my 2011/2012 wildlife survey   I tied up the boat and drove up to the estate, noting when I passed that the nine Canada … Continue reading

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Cygnets and an unusual May visitor – a blue-phase snow goose

    I’ve been distracted from blogging about my 2011/2012 wildlife survey because of my holiday blogs on wildlife on the the Uists. These wildlife survey blogs will now be out of synch with the date a year on, but … Continue reading

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Molly’s haircut

It is a while since I did an update on our new pup, Molly. Of the numerous dogs we have had in our lives she has turned out to be by far the most energetic. Before we bought her I … Continue reading

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Birds seen during the western isles holidays 2004, 2009 and 2013

    We have holidayed three times on North Uist, during which time we have always visited all the islands on that part of the Outer Hebrides that are accessible by causeway. The birdlife in May and June is just … Continue reading

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