Monthly Archives: April 2014

A conviction in a poisoning incident

I wrote a chapter in my book A Lone Furrow entitled A spate of Poisonings.  That is certainly what we have in Scotland just now. There is no question that these cases are extremely difficult to bring to a satisfactory … Continue reading

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The red squirrels breed at last

I casually looked out of the kitchen window this morning and watched a red squirrel at the bird nut feeder. A few minutes later I watched a squirrel a few trees along from the one holding the feeder. I looked … Continue reading

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The ongoing bird slaughter in Malta

I’m following Chris Packham’s videos from Malta with interest mixed with frustration and sadness. I had a week in Malta working with the ALE branch of the police, courtesy of the RSPB and Birdlife Malta, some 10 years or so … Continue reading

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Risk to nesting swallows averted

In an early morning walk with Molly the dog yesterday I saw my first two swallows of the summer. They had flown all the way from sub-Saharan Africa most likely to nest in old farm buildings near where I stay. … Continue reading

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Yet another stolen terrier

I read today in The Courier of yet another dog that had been stolen. This time it was a yellow coloured Lakeland terrier stolen from Perthshire.  It was a well-planned theft as the padlock on the kennel had been cut … Continue reading

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A very interesting ‘birdy’ day in the garden

I have the beginnings of a rookery in my larch trees. The first nest was built in prime position in a high fork of one of the largest trees. A second nest began to appear a couple of days later, … Continue reading

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