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Oct 7th, 2016

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A Good Night for Wildlife

We’ve been missing seeing our resident badgers over the summer – they have been visiting – but for some reason only in the small hours of the morning. All of a sudden now autumn is here they are back at 9pm. R had the bright idea of moving our light pole into the kitchen – […]

Mar 23rd, 2016

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The wildlife are now back in force. Last night R and I watched our pine marten (or one of our pine martens?) eating nuts on the bird table for about 10 minutes. Then suddenly he shot off into the woods. We realized why a few seconds later when a large badger emerged under the fence […]

Jun 30th, 2015

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Fantastic Wildlife at the moment

Even more so than last year – we are having a great time with our wildlife at the moment. I am wondering if the word has got about that we are a soft touch for loads of food and creatures are flocking from near and far for their share in it. Our pair of badgers […]

Apr 16th, 2015

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Two new Cameras

I added two new cameras to our wildlife setup here on the Donich this week. One is a tiny thumbnail camera my Mum bought R (the idea was to attach it to one of the cats’ collars and get some photos of where they go, but it didn’t work well for this because there was […]

Jan 26th, 2015

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Wildlife back in force

I’ve been a bit concerned over the last few weeks that we haven’t been seeing so much wildlife around… During the cold spell we haven’t been seeing any of the nocturnal visitors we had this time last year. But over the last couple of days as the snow has melted and things have warmed up, […]

Jan 24th, 2015

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RSPB Birdwatch

I just contributed to the RSPB Birdwatch project. Unlike last year the website seemed to withstand the strain of all the contributors and did not go down in the middle of the survey (or at least not while I was filling the survey in). We do seem to have less birds than last year here […]

Nov 28th, 2014

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Deer me….

Over the last few days we have had some new visitors – a female roe deer and her nearly grown fawn. We’ve had red deer in the garden many times, but I think these are our first roes, and they are very beautiful. Yesterday afternoon they were grazing on the back lawn (they seem to […]

Nov 7th, 2014

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Super Birthday

I had an absolutely excellent birthday. We went up to Avimore and were ‘Keepers for a Day’ at the Highland Wildlife Park. Honestly couldn’t recommend the experience more highly – for someone who loves animals like me, the chance to get up close and personal with them was absolutely unforgettable. We fed polar bears, tigers […]

Oct 3rd, 2014

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Vote for Bob

This is the RSPB’s campaign to get government to pay some attention to wildlife and eco issues. I’ve voted for him and hope everyone who reads this will go to and cast their vote so that the score will be at over 100000 before he goes to Westminster with the petition on 15th October. […]

Sep 28th, 2014

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Home again, home again

Had a great holiday but nice to be back home. I’ve put the description of what we did day by day up on the site now – but a big thank you to V for the wildlife photos. They all look really great but Schrodi says his favourite is the one of the short tailed […]