We live at Keepers Cottage, on The North Rhins, SW Scotland and because of its situation and the variety of wildlife that can be seen in and around the cottage, I decided to keep a wildlife diary. We also enjoy regular walks in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway and beyond which I also record here, with photos and few words.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Around Sandhead 31st May 2010
An early start on Bank Holiday Monday, garden check first!
Large frog just outside back door.
Siskin on one of the barrels.
Orange tip trapped in the greenhouse
First stop near Kirkmadrine stones, lots of birds about including whitethroats and this sedge warbler.
Bull with a ring through its nose
Field of buttercups
What a nose!.....
...and the owner
A pair of Greattits were busy visiting a nest site...
...and this is it in a hollow fence post, you cant quite see the chicks.
..and Sandhead beach on a beautiful Bank Holiday!
Shame about the three piece suite in the burn which has obviously been there for many years!
String ball on the beach
We watch these two wee voles for over half an hour, they were just a few centimetres long and oblivious to us!