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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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Cutting logs on sunlit winter days

A very short blog today as I am having an early night ready for a 3.40 am alarm call to go to work at the National Wildlife Crime Unit. No particular need to start early but (1) I like early … Continue reading

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Interesting bird sightings in the garden

Every day is interesting in the garden, but today was more interesting than most. I watched two robins squaring up to each other, puffing out their red breasts. They hopped about, keeping their distance and often turning their heads to … 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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Whinchats and nesting red kites

Continuing with observations made during my 2011/12 wildlife survey on a Highland Perthshire estate  –  PART 1   Wednesday 13 June 2012.  Weather:  Overcast, with the sun occasionally breaking through.  I sat for ten minutes on the veranda of the … Continue reading

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An extremely sick wild rabbit

    Part 2 of my walk on 20 May on a Highland Perthshire estate during my 2011/2012 wildlife survey   I tied up the boat and drove up to the estate, noting when I passed that the nine Canada … 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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