News, Wildlife

The Badgers are back

28 Feb , 2019  

Badger walking in garden

Well, they never really went away, just that they were visiting after we had gone to bed in the wee small hours of the morning. As the days are getting longer, they are starting to come in at a more reasonable hour. However, making the alarm go off just as you’re about to sit down […]

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Opinion, Wildlife

Rewilding

19 Feb , 2019  

Carn Leitir Coire Challich with a covering of snow, in Strathdearn Findhorn Valley

There is quite a bit of momentum over rewilding in the UK at present. For the uninitiated rewilding is and I quote from Wikipedia “Rewilding is large-scale conservation aimed at restoring and protecting natural processes and core wilderness areas, providing connectivity between such areas, and protecting or reintroducing apex predators and keystone species.” Also, from […]

Locations, Wildlife

Winter in the countryside

14 Dec , 2018  

Large flock of Common Starlings flying together

Forget the thought that runs through your head; it’s winter. Its cold out there why should I go out when the heating is on, and it’s nice and cosy in here. Get out and look around you may just be surprised what you can see and photograph. Winter is a great time for photographing and […]

News, Wildlife

What is it that you do?

12 Sep , 2018  

Alert male Badger

To do what we do, photographing wild animals. It’s essential to have at least a working understanding of the animal you’re trying to photograph. You adapt your field craft skills, to hopefully, outwit your subject. That is why we spend so much time reading about and observing animals in the wild. One of the animals […]

Update, Wildlife

Kidnapped by Nature

20 Jul , 2018  

Close up still of a Pine Marten

The saying goes – “time flies when you are having fun”. We have certainly being doing that. Today marks our 2nd anniversary of our big move to Highlands of Scotland. Looking back, here’s a short passage from our blog we wrote on 19 July 2016. We are so excited, as we now own a small […]

Wildlife

Badgers in the spring

20 Jun , 2018  

Video about Badgers that visit our garden

Spring is a time of light nights in the Highlands of Scotland. Late June and the arrival of the Summer solstice means that the sun sets at 22:19 giving us 18 hours of daylight. It doesn’t get properly dark until after midnight and even then the sky has a tinge of light. All this daylight […]

Software

Photo Mechanic

15 May , 2018  

Camera Bits Photo Mechanic 5.0 About Screen

Before I start this look at Photo Mechanic by Camera Bits I need to get a few things out of the way. Yes, we’ve started using Photo Mechanic. We’re not sponsored to do so. We still use Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC {https://www.adobe.com/} and couldn’t work without them. All our images require keywording and detailed […]

Update, Wildlife

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 […]

News, Wildlife

Woodland Friends

3 Apr , 2018  

Red Squirrel in a tree

Meet Ted, the newest addition to our band of “Woodland Friends”. We had been told that there were Red Squirrels Sciurus vulgaris locally. So in our infinite wisdom we put up a squirrel feeding box, filled it with hazelnuts and hoped for a visitor. A year on and we had no activity on the feeding […]

News

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 […]