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Of nesting birds and a casualty sheep

It’s been a really interesting couple of weeks for seeing nesting birds. I seldom go out ‘bird-watching’ as such, and I have little interest in rare species that are unfortunate enough to be blown off course and grace our shores … Continue reading

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Death in the afternoon

An incident today reminded me that I have not blogged about the garden birds for a while. Some of the family were staying with us over the weekend and yesterday afternoon, in a rare spell of sunshine, we sat out … 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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Woodpecker- 1 : Sparrowhawk – 0

  I was doing some computer work at home today and looking out the office window.  A male great-spotted woodpecker was resting near to the peanut feeder on a larch tree in the wood. At least I think it was … Continue reading

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What’s happening in the garden?

On 1 September I put out my bird feeders again.  This is the first year I have stopped feeding the birds during July and August in an effort to prevent the birds congregating and spreading the respiratory disease Trichomonosis. Having … Continue reading

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An amazing estate for juniper

Continuing my walk during the wildlife survey of a Highland Perthshire estate in 2011/2012 Monday 9 April 2012.  Weather:  Dull with a few light showers I’d only a short time available this morning but returned on Thursday 12 April to … Continue reading

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A spring walk in a snow shower

  After such a lovely dry and sunny week, the only day I managed to go for a walk was today. It was a misty day with snow falling the whole of the time after I reached ‘my’ Highland Perthshire … Continue reading

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