An Eventful Week

If you live in the UK, you will probably know about the extraordinary wind we had just a few nights ago. I know it brought down several trees down my road, as well as this huge apple tree in my back garden. I don’t, unfortunately, have an extremely big garden, and this is one of Read More…

Seen a fox with missing fur?

Ever seen a fox with missing fur, crusty skin or irritated eyes? Chances are, it’s got Sarcoptic Mange. This is exactly what I saw last year in my garden… This is the most common infection in foxes, and invariably leads to death. That is, unless you treat them

(Nearly) Easter Surprise

Yesterday, I was out in the garden, enjoying some rare British sun, when two of our next door neighbours bought  a baby rabbit to my door. They had found it alive but totally motionless by the side of the road, and had thought that perhaps I might know what to do with it. This was Read More…

My Second Documentary!

I have just made my second documentary, this time on house martins. Here it is, I hope you enjoy it: If you want any more information on these creatures, here are the links to their RSPB pages: House Martins Sand Martins Beyond this, my knowledge of these birds is limited, however I will try and Read More…

Cairngorms Presenter Trip Day 6

DAY 6: Our final day, and I was already overcome with nostalgia for the holiday gone by. After our final breakfast (and a final thanks to Darren and Sharon) James Shooter popped in to say goodbye, as well as inform us that he had seen a great white egret just down the road. Having already Read More…

Cairngorms Presenter Trip Day 5

DAY 5: We got up a little earlier this morning to head down to the coast. It was a reasonable drive, just over an hour, but Duncan explained something very interesting which entertained me for the whole journey. He said that you could tell the sex of a mole by only looking at the molehills Read More…

Cairngorms Presenter Trip Day 4

DAY 4: Today the forecaster predicted that the weather was in for us again. However, it held out long enough for us to enjoy the day, and get some great close up views of some Scottish wildlife. We kicked off with a visit to Broom Hill Bridge, a known dipper nesting site. Unfortunately the wind Read More…

Cairngorms Presenter Trip Day 3

Today was my day with Iolo, and he met us in the Steading after breakfast, accompanied by the RSPB’s Stuart Benn, who is the Communicating Nature Officer for Scotland. Together we all journeyed up to Glen Feshie in search of eagles. We stopped part way along the rugged road to have a scan about, and Read More…

Cairngorms Presenter Trip Day 2

 Snow has its advantages and its disadvantages, both of which we discovered today.I woke up to a spectacular snow covered landscape – a great start to both the day and the week! James Shooter, our filmer for the week, introduced himself to us when we assembled in the morning. After a cooked breakfast (thanks to Read More…

Cairngorms Presenter Trip – Day 1

DAY 1: After some last minute packing, my family and I drove up to Luton Airport and went through the tedious but necessary check in, security and boarding process. Eventually we hopped onto the plane with some bulky hand luggage and set off to the Cairngorms National Park, where we would be spending the next Read More…