A selection of photos taken in and around our garden between September and December 2012
Very large frog..
Managed to catch it for a good look..
..before we let it go!
This bull made a lot of noise first thing in the morning and kept waking us up!
Bumblebee on buddleia
Geese flying over
Peacock butterfly on lavender
Redwing just about to take off!
Small Tortoiseshell on buddleia
Snow and the verbena is still out!
Red Squirrels on the feeders
Eating monkey nuts on the lawn
The Jay sneaks in when the squirrels aren’t looking!
This ones quite dark but has red paws
On the washing line post
Can I climb the drainpipe?
Squirrel and Jay
Having a drink
Roe Deer on the field opposite..
..and in our garden
One morning we noticed this poor thing with an injured leg. It wasn’t walking very well and kept licking it. We rang the SSPCA and they came out to have a look, but couldn’t catch it as it was still able to run.
They told us to keep an eye on it, it would either get better or infection would set in and it would become unwell, they would then be able to catch and treat it. Thankfully we saw it several times after this and it appeared to improve.
…And finally, not in our garden but at an undisclosed location in Dumfries & Galloway ( I don’t want its head to end up on some glory hunters wall!), this beautiful white stag.