We had masses of honey bees from Trevor's campsite down the road on both the white and....
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
They will be presenting a draft report to the community at a meeting this Thursday, 2nd March, at 7pm in the Community Centre, to which everyone is invited. This will be a last opportunity for people to express their views before the final report goes to the directors of WACDC towards the end of March.
Monday, 27 February 2017
Badgers aren't common at this end of the peninsula - Out & About says that he hasn't seen one in upward of three years - and those we have tend to be migratory: they've visited Ormsaigbeg, Portuairk, the Skinnid area, and Bourblaige.
Many thanks to Out & About for the picture.
Snow isn't common here so I walked down to the bottom of the croft to take this picture, looking along to Kilchoan, with the more thickly covered slopes of Glas Bheinn rising above the township.
This picture illustrates something we have noticed before, that the junior stag leads until it's a matter of running away, when....
We have always assumed that the Ormsaigbeg deer, of which there are at least five stags and several hinds, spend their day in the forestry inside the common grazings fence, but these two made their escape by jumping the fence and heading uphill, where....
Sunday, 26 February 2017
All of them are well aware of anyone approaching so, unless one stalks them very carefully, they're up and away before a good picture can be taken, even with a camera that offers a x25 zoom. As a result pictures tend to be distant ones, on full zoom, and heavily cropped - so they end up grainy.
It's one of the compromises one has to make with the equipment one chooses to carry. My Panasonic FZ200 is reasonably light and portable for long walks, and capable of everything from wide scenes to 1cm macro images, but the result....
Saturday, 25 February 2017
This is the foghorn at Ardnamurchan Point lighthouse, a busy place in summer but I would be surprised if Sue saw anyone there.
Many thanks to Sue for the photos.
Friday, 24 February 2017
Tony thinks it may be a skylark, arriving very early so it can establish a prime bit of real estate ready for the breeding season. Can anyone confirm this?
Many thanks to Tony for the picture.
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Yesterday, spring seemed to be arriving with indecent haste and a little earlier than usual. We had two song thrushes doing choral battle in our garden in the morning, and....
Perhaps it was the blue skies and a thermometer which read over 13C just before midday which were driving them, as well as....
The Ruin, managed to find a very early primrose.
Many thanks to Sue for the picture.
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
We were saved by a grant from Highlands and Islands Enterprise which enabled us to rebuild....
To Dave's knowledge, no other public petrol station is still using these pumps so they're probably the oldest working public fuel pumps in Scotland.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
The advantage of a walk like this is that, had the weather suddenly deteriorated and the cloud come down, we had only to walk downhill until we hit the burn, which we could then follow downstream to the road.