Our Week

23 Feb , 2018  

Siberian Husky in snow

Catching up on paperwork today; and waiting for Yellow Hammers to come and have their picture taken. After the snow comes the sun. Hurrah, snowdrops we planted are flowering. Badgers are visiting early in the evening so we can watch them. Three different badgers visited the other night; one new one and two of our […]


A time of hardship

2 Feb , 2018  

Female Blackbird Turdus merula

Winter has a firm hold. Short cold days, long winter nights, bring hardship for the residence of our countryside. Scarcity of reliable food supplies and the low temperatures of winter combine, to bring many of our birds and animals to the brink. Winter; and especially the last bit is one of the hardest times for […]

News, Update, Wildlife

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 […]


Long-tailed Tits (Aegithalos caudatus)

4 Jan , 2018  

Long-tailed Tits Aegithalos caudatus on branch looking left

Long-tailed Tits are not really tits at all. And not a lot of people know that. It is an entirely different family, Aegithalidae from the other three species Blue, Great and Coal Tit we find in our gardens. Which are all members of the Paridae family. The Long-tailed Tit is very closely related to the babbler family […]


Reconnecting adults with nature

31 Oct , 2017  

6 pictures of birds and trees

There has been a lot of articles about reconnecting children and young people with “nature” and the outdoors; but, what about adults? In a recent survey of 2,000 adults, half couldn’t identify a house sparrow, a quarter didn’t know a blue tit or a starling, and a fifth thought a red kite wasn’t a bird. […]

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Autumn on the doorstep

25 Aug , 2017  

Red Rowan berries

With eight days left of August 2017, perhaps, it’s too soon to be thinking of autumn. But all around us, we’re seeing clear signs of the changing season. Autumn; starts early here in the highlands of Scotland. This year, with its untypical weather patterns, the changes are happening particularly early. All around us are indications […]

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 […]


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 […]


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, […]