Wednesday, April 15, 2015

From Winter to Spring in our Wildlife Garden-Jan-Mar 2015

 

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Sunrise

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4-Chionodoxa-forbesii-'Blue'-Glory-of-the-Snow

 

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Red-Admiral

 

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Rooks being over ambitious

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Newtpole

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Vinca

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Innermessan-21st March 2015

 

A lovely sunny day and a local walk around the other side of Loch Ryan.

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Ferry at Cairnryan

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4-Innermessan

 

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50th-Pioneer-Corps-1943

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7-Pond

Lots of activity in this pond

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Aberlady-16th March 2015

 

A trip to Edinburgh to see a concert so we couldn’t resist a walk at Aberlady Nature Reserve

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Weather very cold and dull

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4-Skylark

Lots of Skylarks singing!

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Deserted beach

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7-Sanderlings

Sanderlings

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Toad crossing the path

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Killantringan & Dunskey Glen Circular-28th February 2015

 

A cold blustery day with the threat of rain by the afternoon, so we set off early for a circular local walk.

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Killantringan Bay

2-Killantringan-lighthouse

Killantringan Lighthouse

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The cottages are currently for sale.

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Portamaggie

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Receding waves

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7 Pete

Wrapped up for the cold wind

8 stoat

Stoat in partial ermine

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View back towards lighthouse

10-Port-Kale-Mora

Port Kale

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Bit choppy!

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Port Kale

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bubble patterns

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Bridge over the Dunskey Burn

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Spade!

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Still plenty of snowdrops out on the Dunskey Estate.

Sadly this is when my camera went into its dry bag as it started to rain.

Plenty of frogspawn seen on our way back to Killantringan Bay