Update, Wildlife

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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How To, Update, Wildlife

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 […]

News, Update, Wildlife

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 […]

Update

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, […]

Update, Wildlife

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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Update

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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News, Update, Wildlife

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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News, Update, Wildlife

Heart in mouth moment

14 Nov , 2016  

This weekend was absolutely dreadful. We had to go out Saturday morning, as we drove out of our driveway; we came across a dead Badger at the side of the main A road. Immediately you think is it one of the Badgers which visit our garden every night. On the way back we slowed down […]

News, Update, Wildlife

Living with Wildlife

28 Oct , 2016  

Living with wildlife all round you leads to new activities. It’s feed the birds and voles first thing. Make sure you put out badger food in the evening; enough to encourage them into the garden, but not too much to detract from their natural foraging habits. We have now identified three individual badgers, calling them […]

Opinion, Update, Wildlife

Autumn is upon us once again

19 Oct , 2016  

Horse Chestnut seeds or conkers

It may have had a couple of false starts, the odd warm patch, but finally autumn is here. Woods full of colour. Autumn in a location so far removed from what we are used to, is making autumn this year, such an exciting one. We’re use to the colours of the Chilterns. Here Beech woods […]