Fighting Pheasants

Every spring the Pheasants that we often see in garden and fields around the house start squaring up to each other. It interesting to see these usually shy birds become oblivious to their surroundings as the compete with each other in search of a mate.

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Agility training session with Manouk

 

Northern Lakes from Lattrig

A panoramic view of Keswick and the Northern Lake District from the top of Lattrig. 

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An afternoon at Findlater Castle

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Logie Head

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A windy Sunday at Cullen Beach

January in the Garden

Just some of the many visitors we have to the bird feeders dotted around the garden.

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Sandend Beach

Christmas morning was calm and mild in contrast to some to the recent storms that had been pounding the North Coast. This was a good excuse to take the dogs for an early morning walk along the Beach at Sandend.

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Greater Spotted Woodpecker

Over the last few months Agnes had been telling me that she had seen a Woodpecker using the bird feeders we have in the garden, but each time she tried to point it out it was no where to be seen. Finally we were able to grab a picture from the kitchen window of it taking some peanuts.

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Diving in the Maldives

20111111In November 2011 Agnes & Myself spent two weeks scuba diving in the Maldives. The first week was spent on the island of Vilamendhoo on the South Ari Atoll. Vilamendhoo offers excellent accommodation and restaurants, but most importantly has a well run and friendly Dive center and an array of dive sites a short boat ride away. We still can’t understand how people spend their holiday on a sun lounger each day no matter how stunning the surroundings.

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