Author: Simon and Jo

Short-eared owls and Adder

Great to see shorties on Uist and on Mull!Also this year on a regular walk from Fidden Farm near Fionnphort on Mull – the dog was merrily bouncing in a ditch at the side of the road when we heard a plopping sound and Simon noticed an adder drop into th…

Summer migration 2016: Cornwall to Outer Hebrides

We have just returned to reality and the promise of a long long academic term ahead after our annual summer migration.  This year saw us spending three weeks down in Cornwall via Exmoor each way and then north to Outer Hebrides – Berneray, Uists v…

Pine Marten mania in Applecross

Well mania for us because we are so happy to see them though I guess, not so much for the crofters trying to keep their ducks, chickens safe from these cute looking yet wily predators.The new camera trap came into its own, capturing pine martens all th…

Stonyhurst Kestrels

So we are nearing the end of another long year and a large number are fledging…. that is a large number of children leaving for university and life beyond this fine old place.   An annual event that’s happened for 100s of years. Another won…

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Applecross at Easter (again!)

Just back from our annual Easter pilgrimage to Applecross and up’t’north generally.   This year we again met with adverse weather conditions which screwed our plans.   Arrived at Fionnphort on Mull in horrendous gale force winds and…