Monthly Archives: May 2016

The scourge of fly-tipping

I pass almost daily along a single-track road near where I live and have noted that there are certain parts at which rubbish is regularly fly-tipped. If the items are on the roadside the council are generally on the scene … Continue reading

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Time to stand and stare – a study of blackbirds

William Henry Davies’ poem begins: ‘What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare’. Since I retired in January 2014 I have had much more time to stand and stare, and lately some … Continue reading

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Wildlife on Mull – 2

Tuesday and Wednesday of the week on Mull were at least as exciting is the first two days. On Tuesday we had a visit first to Calgary beach on the west of the island to exercise our wee dog Molly. … Continue reading

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Wildlife on Mull

Day 2 of our week on Mull and several interesting wildlife sightings without particularly looking for them. In the course of driving around I keep my eyes open of course, and look at lochs, fields, mountains and the sky as … Continue reading

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Carbofuran and the claim it was for use against rats!

A racing pigeon enthusiast recently convicted of possession of carbofuran he claimed he used against rats reminded me of a situation years ago when, as Tayside Police wildlife crime officer, I and a local police officer were searching for evidence … Continue reading

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