2016

Sunnyside Beach

Another afternoon spent at a deserted Sunnyside Beach.

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Mither Tap

Mither Tap is an unmistakable landmark on the skyline of Aberdeenshire. Part of the Bennachie range of hills, it has an Iron Age fort on its summit from which there are fantastic views in all directions.

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Not quite Black and White

A few photo’s of Mozzie and Manouk at the River Deveron near to the Bridge of Marnoch. 

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Milky Way and Northern Lights

At the end of last month, we had some wonderfully clear evenings that provided great views of the Milky Way and the Northern Lights. Sadly the alignment was all wrong to try and get a photo of both together in a single image, but you can’t always have everything.

This was the first time I have tried to photograph the Milky Way having been inspired by the many amazing images you can find on the internet. I’m pleased with the results so far but still have a lot more experimentation to do. If we could just get some more evening skies like this one…

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Skies above Drumdollo & Drumblade

Some of the spectacular skies we have had over the last month or so.

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Roe Deer

Roe Deer hiding in the Barley field next to our house.

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Portsoy Sunset

The last rays of the setting Sun over Portsoy.

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Agility training in the Scottish Sunshine

Another Canine-Pawsibilities Agility training session last Sunday combined with unbroken sunshine, boundless enthusiasm and some very acrobatic handling.

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Buzzards vs Crows

Last Sunday morning I watched a couple of Buzzards spend an hour or so pushing their luck with several Crows. Initially perching on the top of some fir trees some distance away they repeatedly kept advancing to an electricity pole nearer to where the Crows were nesting. Each time one of the Buzzards landed on the pole the Crows started harassing it in to retreating back to the fir trees.

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Spring 2016

This spring we have had a number of new visitors to the Garden.

At the beginning of may we had our first sighting of a Bullfinch. This little fellow was quite content chomping through the new buds on one of the trees at the back of the house. At the pond we have had a pair of Tufted Ducks visit early one morning, and we are now also starting to regularly see Red Legged Partridge

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