October 8, 2020

I'm sitting here with a cup of coffee as it gets light enough to count the greylag geese in the field

outside. There are forty seven of them. In the half light I began to doubt my identification skills, as

their white rumps seemed such a brilliant white that I couldn't b...

February 27, 2020

Yesterday was a real 'pet day', as they are sometimes known here. I woke to a covering of settled

sleet on the velux windows, and then the sun came out interspersed with more sleet showers at first.

It just got better and warmer until I was seriously tempted to have lunc...

February 9, 2020

After a very wet and windy night, there are moments of calm and a break in the rain. I'm looking out from the kitchen window at about eighteen greylag geese feeding - and swimming - in the meadow, a couple of oyster catchers and a curlew. 

The molehills seem to be incre...

February 4, 2020

Herons stretching their wings and sunbathing on the rocks, and an oyster catcher's bill shining brightly as it pokes around amongst the rocks. The loch is really calm - such a change from yesterday's spray and spindrift - and the snow has almost gone from the hills. Lo...

June 5, 2018

Here we are at the beginning of June and no meaningful blog – again.  I must be the original reluctant blogger, but somehow life seems to be for living rather than writing about....

There have been lots of interesting wildlife things happening over the last few weeks, a...

May 13, 2018

  • Red deer, wagtails

  • housemartins

  • swallows

  • hooded crows

  • red fox

  • oystercatchers

  • herons

  • (heard) cuckoos

  • (heard) woodpeckers

  • (heard) owl

  • blue tits

  • sparrows

  • seals and porpoise (Sound of Arisaig)

April 18, 2018

 It has been lovely here over the past few weeks with some great bursts of spring sunshine. The birds are happily tweeting, the herons flying to and from their nest, the stags are shedding their antlers and we've had some lovely barbecues on the beach and kayaking....

June 5, 2016

We're enjoying long hot days up here at Roshven,  It doesn't really get properly dark at this time of year so I have been watching bats hunting for their supper at midnight and stags grazing just outside the window and enjoying the sunshine at 5am.


There are often sign...

August 6, 2015

Sad news today from Colin the Post - three young badgers were killed last night by a passing vehicle just by the burn.


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