Tag Archives: Wildlife

September Miscellany

Through the summer, we have been having regular visits from a sparrow hawk. Here he/she is, perched on the garden fence waiting for breakfast. A spider web showing off some fresh raindrops from a passing shower. As summer draws to more »

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Hare update

The young hares are a month old now and seem to be doing well. They have managed to avoid being eaten by the local stoats and foxes and appear to be quite content to live in our garden. They spend more »

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Hares in the Garden

In early May we had some new arrivals in the Craig Cottage garden. A hare gave birth to two leverets in our newly-planted hedging plants. Here she is attending to the new arrivals who are hidden down in the grass. more »

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Ex Dove

We have had a collared dove visiting our bird feeders fairly regularly until we looked out at the lawn and saw this set of feathers. I think we must have had a visit from the local sparrow-hawk.

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Tall, Dark Stranger

We had an unexpected visitor to Kirkandrews Bay last weekend. A black swan, normally a resident of Australia, was paddling around the bay. It probably escaped from a local wildfowl collection or came over from Glenkiln near Dumfries where there more »

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Late February

We have got the bird feeders fully up and running now and have quite a lot of regular visitors. Here are the goldfinches working on the Nyger seeds. We also have a group of pheasants who are regular visitors. There’s more »

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Otter Spotting

We were out for a stroll up the coast last weekend when we saw an otter just in front of us. I was a bit too slow with the camera but just about managed to get a view of it more »

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Slugs

One evening, Gabrielle found a parade of slimy visitors making their way up the bathroom wall. Their access hole into the bathroom has now been blocked up and we haven’t seen them again since.

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