Iain Taylor

Ben Rinnes

Agnes, Donna, Myself and the Guys spent 3 hours of Sunday walking to and from the summit of Ben Rinnes. Ben Rinnes is an easy but steady uphill climb and the summit was still covered by the first snow of the season from the previous weekend. On the way up Mozzie spent several minutes rolling in the snow to cool off (better than some of the things he usually finds to roll in!). At the summit, Mollo used his best hypnotic skills on Donna to charm her out of a significant part of her packed lunch. As usual, Midge & Manouk spent the whole walk disputing which of them would carry the tennis ball.

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Irish Red & White Setter Gathering, Huntly

On Sunday the 22nd, a gathering of Irish Red & White setters and their owners was held at Huntly. Agnes had been contacted by the organiser to see if it was possible to for her to provide a short agility demonstration to the group. With the help of Ruth & Kevin Macintosh, their daughter Michelle & myself, Agnes setup a small agility course and provided a descriptive commentary whilst Scamp, Guinness, Bailey, Mollo & Mozzie provided a demonstration before also joining in with Manouk.

Following the demonstration, and with coaching from Agnes, Kevin & Ruth some of those attending we willing to have a try with their dogs over the jumps and on a low height dog walk.

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20130908

ACTS Agility Show, 2013

Photographs from a half hour session sitting in the sun watching how some of the grade 6 & 7 handlers coped with a 9 pole weave

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20130705

Troup Head

Photographs from warm summers evening spent watching the Gannets, Guillemots and Kittiwakes at Troup head. This was my first time to Troup head during the breeding season and it was a fantastic experience to see the  Gannet chicks in their nests clinging precariously to small rocky ledges.

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20130627

Grey Heron, River Don.

Gret Herons are a relatively common sight at the River Don in Dyce

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Greenfinch

A Greenfinch tucking in to the Sun Flower seeds at one of the bird feeders in the garden.

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20130519

Scottish Kennel Club Show, 2013

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Woodside Agility Show, 2013

20130520

Donmouth nature reserve

I spent half an hour over a lunchtime in the bird hide next to the Bridge of Don. Shortly after I arrived a Cormorant landed some distance away to dry off its wings. The tide was relatively low allowing Oyster Catchers, Sandwich and Common Terns and Yellow Legged Gulls the ideal opportunity to search through the shoreline mud.

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20130513

Blue Tit, River Don.