Sunday, 27 December 2015

Mystery pic time again!

Ok, this time you have a pair of fine feet to puzzle at. 

Amazing toes although, as it was someone's half-eaten dinner, the rest of the reveal is a little grizzly so this might be all you get.

WELL, 'tis indeed the feet of a wader, it's in fact one end of a woodcock, the end that didn't get chewed on by a hungry raptor. Such long toes these waders have and gorgeous birds too, here are some happier pics of woodcock fluffballs from that post back in the summer.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Last chance saloon for cool Christmas cards

Gorgeous cards for sale @ £2 each or 6 for £10 + postage!
Still a few left of each design so just drop me a message if your interested and I'll get them posted ASAP! 
All cards are Glossy, Professionally printed, Blank inside, horizontal folded, cellophane wrapped with a white envelope and the card image size is 117 mm x 182 mm.


"Only days away from leaving home, this fantastic family of long-eared owls grew up in an old crow's nest at the top of a tall Scot's pine, way out on a wild moor in the Scottish Borders."


 "What a look! At the top of a tall spikey spruce, two young herons wait for food near a river in the Scottish Borders."

Friday, 4 December 2015

Oldest tracked bird at 64!

What a great story: Laysan albatross 'Wisdom' has recently returned to her breeding grounds at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (pronounciation assistance here!) with a new mate and at 64 she is the oldest tracked bird in the world! 

For an update, see here - Wisdom with her new chick!

Laysan albatross fws by John Klavitter/U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service 

Wisdom (with a previous chick in pic above) was first banded in 1956 and because Laysan albatross do not return to breed until they are at least five years old,  it is estimated Wisdom is at least 64 years old, but she could be older. See some more great photos of her with her previous new laid egg and a vid of here actually laying it!

Thursday, 3 December 2015

My fav new bit of shiny kit - the Petzl RIG

This is my fav new bit of shiny kit - the Petzl RIG! Considerably lighter than the ID, it also has NO panic feature so requires some considerable care. Crackin bit of kit, here with lovel11mm Yale XTC-Blaze Rope; big trees - let me at 'em!

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Sunshine on Langholm moor

Sunshine on Langholm Moor
(just reminding myself it does exist!)