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Jul 19th, 2016

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Cherry Thief

I have been watching my cherry tree become slowly more and more heavily laden with fruit. Unfortunately, with the lack of sun it was a bit slow in ripening, but we were slowly getting there. But then I noticed that the branches somehow looked slightly lighter – as though some of the nicer red fruit […]

Feb 21st, 2016

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Spring is springing

The weather here today was truly awful as only Highland weather can be. Grey with driving rain and a persistent wind. R and I had hoped to get a really good hill walk in, but instead, we had to content ourselves with our usual walk along the lochside. Nonetheless, spring is on its way. There […]

Aug 6th, 2015

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Shy denizens of the Woodlands….

My bird book describes the Jay as a ‘shy woodland bird’. I just went into the kitchen and there were six immature but large jays around the feeding area; two were clinging to the fat balls we put out for the tits, and one was hanging from the bottom of the peanut feeder. Last year […]

Aug 30th, 2014

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The Jay Team

We have had a mystery on the Donich this week. Three days in a row, the bottom was off one of our bird feeders and all the nuts (over half kg) gone out of it. The bottom disk attaches with a butterfly screw – and I attach it reasonably tightly. At first I thought it […]