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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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Cygnets and an unusual May visitor – a blue-phase snow goose

    I’ve been distracted from blogging about my 2011/2012 wildlife survey because of my holiday blogs on wildlife on the the Uists. These wildlife survey blogs will now be out of synch with the date a year on, but … 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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A winter walk. Part 2 – fieldfares, twite and black rabbits

  I made for my favourite rock seat looking out to the Craigmore Face and Spooky Valley, disturbing a black rabbit that I’d seen there before, and which hopped off to the safety of some rhododendron bushes.  I sat on … Continue reading

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A dodgy walk to the hill – part 2

Having abandoned my excursion to the hill, I walked back to the steading using the fields rather than the steep and icy hill road, then cut right-handed up towards the High Larches Wood.  There is a small roundel of spruce … Continue reading

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