Monthly Archives: August 2014

Dogs killing poultry

Last weekend, two dogs that live nearby got out of their garden –not too difficult when there is no containing fence – then came up the burn into my garden. The end result of their foray was five of my … Continue reading

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Balaclavas on Moncrieffe Island

I now have a number of fishery boards and water bailiffs as followers on Twitter, so I thought I would include a short story from my first book, Wildlife Detective, just in case they are also following my blog. In the … Continue reading

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Hen Harrier Day – comment

‘All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing’ Well done to the folks who braved the rain today at the Derwent Dam, Bowland and elsewhere on a day that will be well remembered … Continue reading

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The widow blackbird

A pair of blackbirds in my garden is on their third brood this year. The first nest was in a clematis-covered pergola. This brood fledged successfully but all disappeared within a couple of days. Cats, I suspect, were the culprits. … Continue reading

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