here. One anonymous reader objected to the use of an English term to describe a Scottish field, so the word 'meadow' in the title is, rather tentatively, replace by the Gaelic 'miadan', a word derived directly from the English.
At this time of year the land is dominated by the grasses, many of them in muted yellow-browns when caught by the sun....
Thursday, 30 October 2014
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
This is the best time of year for watching red deer at their best. The first we saw were in a small herd of mixed stags and hinds, but....
We love walking amongst wildlife like this, and do everything we can to avoid disturbing the animals. When we first see deer we stop and wait for them to see us. If they don't move away, then we circle round to avoid them.
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Every day for the last few days, whatever the weather, we've seen a kestrel working the grassy fields along the length of Ormsaigbeg. The recent long spell of rain must have made his life a misery, and one wonders how long a bird like this can survive in such wretched conditions. At least, when the last picture was taken while he was taking a brief break, the sun had come out - but he looked exhausted.
Many thanks to Kilchoan Early Bird for the Grigadale picture.