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ciel last won the day on June 9 2016

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    Near Fettercairn
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    Scottish music, Wildlife, My garden, France

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  1. It was a fine, sunny late autumn afternoon here but it was also cold and breezy, with icy ditches up the glen. This little red, along with a few others were the only wildelife spots.
  2. Always pleased to see these Yellowhammers, especially when the numbers are reported as falling. That one puddle at this time of year seems to attract many different species. They all ignore the formal birdbath on the patio. Go on - take the plunge. (photo taken though double glazing)
  3. Well judged capture and caption !
  4. A cold gusty northerly this morning made north facing rooms indoors cold, and being out of doors quite unpleasant despite clear skies and sunshine. One or two passing rain showers during the afternoon provided a lovely rainbow. Temp 6C at present and the wind has dropped.
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    Early Morning, North Uist. Loch Portain
  6. Breaking news

    Kim Jong-Un announced at a news conference that North Korea would be sending a man to the sun within ten years! A reporter said - "But the sun is too hot. How can your man land on the sun?” There was a stunned silence. Nobody knew how to react. Kim Jong-Un quietly answered "We will land at night”. The gathering and everyone in North Korea watching on television broke into thunderous applause. Back in Washington, Donald Trump and his entourage were watching the news conference When Trump heard what Kim said, he sneered - "What an idiot. Everybody knows there’s no sun at night.” His cabinet and everyone working in the White House broke into thunderous applause.
  7. Lovely clear, crisp and frosty blue-sky morning. No breeze to speak of. According to Edzell Castle Pleasance weather station the temp is 5C. It feels a touch chillier than that tho’ on the early morning dog walk. A wee flock of Redwings around. .
  8. Just heard about the demise of Lillith.
  9. Popped into SWT Balgavies briefly yesterday. The resident Cormorant community The Greylags were somewhat annoyed at the intruder Goldeneye drake Not sure about the ID of this duck. There was an entry in the log from a couple of days ago that there was a Redhead on the loch. I'll suggest Redhead drake transitioning from eclipse plumage, but if anyone knows better.......
  10. That image is sure to add grist to the sheep farmers' mill - and to those who are anti lynx re-introduction projects.
  11. Winter is a great season for observing water birds. 7C here at the mo, but feels chillier. Slight breeze from the NW and cloud encroaching. If weather holds, I'll probably have a walk later today at NNR St Cyrus, armed with bins and camera.
  12. Have to say, Catch, the sound of geese flying overhead is one of the few winter positives for me.
  13. i've not had the stove on yet this year. It has not been necessary. Actually, I'm thinking about renting a cottage/ bungalow on the Ardnamurchan peninsula in order to escape the Xmas and NY hype.
  14. North American Weather (U.S.A & Canada)

    A well explained blog, knocker, for weather amateurs like me.
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