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Tayside’s first pesticide abuse conviction

Tayside’s first pesticide abuse conviction, as recounted in my first book, Wildlife Detective: In June 1995, a field ornithologist was walking on the hills on Farleyer Estate, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, when he found two hens eggs lying on a bare patch … Continue reading

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A week on Mull – eagles aplenty

What a lovely week my wife and I had on Mull. As well as walking Molly the dog on Calgary beach, looking at the fabulous shops in Tobermory and visiting probably half of the cafes on the island, we were … Continue reading

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A sad end to a lovely walk

My daughter Janet, son in law Sean, Molly the dog and I had a lovely walk on Cardney Estate near Dunkeld on Friday. The weather ranged between sunshine and periods of cloud, but nonetheless great weather for a walk since … Continue reading

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Reduce buzzards by 80% and feed sparrowhawks turnips

A VERY SHORT CHAPTER FROM WILDLIFE DETECTIVE A radio chat show prompts a discussion about the emotive issue of winged predators and why people should learn to live in peace with them if not love them. Birds of prey are … 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 incubating mallard disturbed, and a young black rabbit

    Continuing my walks on a wildlife survey of a Highland Perthshire estate during 2011/2012 Saturday 12 May 2012.  Weather:  Sunny, but with occasional cloud cover. Wind brisk though moderated as the day progressed. Pleasant. Part 1 The oystercatcher … Continue reading

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A hard trek in the country

    Continuing the reports on my 2011/2012 wildlife survey on a Highland Perthshire estate, this time a visit to part of the estate I’d rather have missed out.   Monday 23 April 2012.  Weather:  A mix of cloud, showers … Continue reading

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