Category Archives: Birds

Geese on the move

The sound of winter Going out early this morning you couldn’t miss the noise overhead as the Geese start to head south.  Last week, while on holiday in Portugal we were watching swallows and geese and wondering if they were … Continue reading

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Looking up in the early morning

Taking a rest! This morning my attention was attrracted by one of the collar doves sitting on a tree at the back of the garden.  I was glad I paid attention – as I was treated to a fantastic aerial … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons

Changing seasons There are some things about this time of year that I just love.  Apart from it being New Year with all the opportunities that brings, I love the change in the hours of daylight.  I’m one of those … Continue reading

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Winter skies

Blue sky winter Hello all readers.  I hope you have had  a wonderful Christmas and have been warm, and have had good times with family and friends. The last two weeks have been predominated by all the snow, and the … Continue reading

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A fleeting visitor

Last night we had a different kind of snow, and wakened this morning to about six inches of what looks for all the world like icing sugar.  Not the large white fluffy flakes of a couple of weeks ago.  In … Continue reading

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Birds in the snow

This photograph was taken recently by my son.  One of the joys of the last couple of weeks of snow has been watching the activity of the various birds in the garden.  Perhaps it’s because of the white backdrop or … Continue reading

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Swallows remain

The swallows are still here, and we’ve watched their acrobatics over the weekend as they take their food on the wing. Did you know that migrating swallows cover 200 miles a day, mainly during daylight, at speeds of 17-22 miles … Continue reading

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Fishing or flying?

Grey Heron This morning I saw the resident heron twice.  Once whilst I ate breakfast arriving down by the Bronie Burn, and then again as I walked Scamp and saw it fly from a few feet away to face the … Continue reading

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The sound of winter

The sound of winter Here at The Bothy the summer is coming to an end, evidenced by wind and weather!  On taking Scamp out last night, the sound of geese in flight over us is a further indication that preparations … Continue reading

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