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Red Squirrels in our wood in Aird

21 Apr , 2018  

Red Squirrel sitting in a Birch tree

We have just published another one of our video blogs on You Tube about the Red Squirrels that visit our woodland. We first caught sight of a Red Squirrel in our trees about 16 months ago. After a couple of glimpses, we decided the best way to attract the squirrels, to stay for longer, was […]

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A new visitor

22 Jan , 2018  

Close up still of a Pine Marten

Christmas over, decorations put away. What’s been happening with us? To our delight, we have a Pine Marten visiting, on a fairly regular basis. After feeding on the ground for the first few visits, it, and I say it; because we’re not sure if it is male or female. Anyway, he, she, it, has learnt […]

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Trail Camera Compilations

15 Nov , 2017  

Still frame from Trail Camera compilation video 2017

Our new video is out today, a compilation of footage taken from our trail cam over the last year. During the year we’ve had many visitors to our wood and we thought we would share with you what we have seen. Our most recent visitor has been a Pine Marten, who appeared on the lawn […]

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Voila, Woodpeckers

21 Aug , 2017  

Great spotted woodpecker

On our last video blog we showed you how we made our photography log. A quick update; it has been very successful in getting the Woodpeckers to perch and feed. The young Woodpeckers who regular feed on the peanut feeders, ventured on to the log. And voila, we got him feeding. Not sure if it […]

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Building a bird feeding station

14 Aug , 2017  

Building a bird feeding station

We have just released another video blog, on You Tube. In this episode, we’re talking about building a bird feeding station for photographing birds. Using a tree trunk held upright in a Christmas tree holder to provide a perch to photograph the birds. Next; we drill holes into the trunk. Then fill the holes with […]

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One year on

28 Jul , 2017  

Clouds in blue sky

A brief look at the calendar the other day, and oh gosh we are at the end of July. What have we been up to? Let’s see. We have been spending time checking out locations in the local vicinity for photo opportunities and possible tour destinations. Tours, I hear you say. Yes, we’re developing plans […]

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Crows vs Photographers

13 Jul , 2017  

Carrion and Hooded Crow hybrids

They reckon that crows are one of the smartest birds. We found out just how smart, when we thought we’d get a few pictures. This is our first venture into video blogging. We have talked about doing a vlog for some time and this seemed the perfect opportunity to show you, what in this case, […]

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Where do they go?

10 Feb , 2017  

We’re talking about our Badgers. The onset of winter has meant that the local Badger population no longer visit our garden just after dusk. We know they are still visiting because the food we leave out is disappearing each night and we have set up our trail cam at the garden feeders. So as we […]

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Brief but white

16 Jan , 2017  

Snow in our garden on the 14 January 2017 in the Scottish Highlands

It’s safe to say that the highlands of Scotland can produce some extraordinary weather. It’s gone from three inches of snow and sub-zero temperatures, to one of the warmest areas in Europe. As we look out the window today we still have small patches of snow left on the grass. The roof is all clear […]

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What’s in the Wood?

5 Dec , 2016  

picture of Roe Deer

That is was what our sky looked like the other night. As there is very little pollution here in the Highlands we get to see some very colourful sunsets. The other night it looked just like a pot of raspberry ripple ice cream.   The trail camera is proving very useful, we have found out […]

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