Not sure if anyone is interested in up-close encounters with common birds but there's a Blackbird's nest (there's a sign, you can't miss it) in B&Q, outdoor garden bit in amongst the bamboo. I could see three maybe four chicks being fed just a few feet away.
Getting up early isn't the problem, it's getting up early enough to make it to Loch Garten from Aberdeen by 5:30am :-O Last time it took me 4 hours to get there. Anyway I guess I'll give up hope until I happen to have an overnight stay somewhere close by.
How difficult is it to get Capercaillie without going on one of the RSPB Caper-watches? I can easily get to Loch Garten but the chances of making it there before 11am are slim and caper-watch runs from 5:30-8am :eek!:
Anywhere anyone recommends going this weekend, are those otters that were at Inverness a few months ago still showing? Is it worth going to Loch Garten if I can't possibly make it early enough for Caper-watch?
That's good, it also comes with just over an acre of land I think, of course in today's metric system an acre means nothing to me but according to Google it's the same as an American football field. Which also means nothing to me but I'm pretty sure it can't be that different from a "soccer"...
Simon King is coming to The Lemon Tree if anyone is interested -
I was at Loch Garten last summer and this family had a big 4x4 with a labrador in the back, despite big signs saying no dogs they decided to ask anyway and disregard the advice, without a leash. I don't see how people think "Oh today we'll go to the nature reserve, I know, we'll bring the dog...
Spring is coming! The daffodils are above the ground and some are even flowering, the new Dobbies Garden Centre is opening soon and it's almost March! Spring is arguably the most important season for most wildlife, being the time where most breed. So get those nest boxes up! What are your plans...