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Feels Like Home —

Yes at last 1HR is beginning to feel like home .. most of our cardboard boxes have been unpacked and we can see clear carpet underfoot instead of wading through clutter.

Our ospreys have also made themselves at home in the treetops just a couple of hundred yards away across the wheat field outside our door. Yesterday we watched the aggressive male osprey drive off a red kite that got too close to the nest in a display of ariel combat against the blue skies that had to be seen to be believed.

There are still deer around and Helen invariably comes close to a few while on her early morning walks with Loki. The roe are their usual skittish selves but the red deer treat the forest as their home and are as curious about Helen and her dog as they are about the deer. Loki takes it all in his stride as if born to it, which in effect he was with his first two years or so spent on the Isle of Luing before three years as a ‘townie’ in Comrie. There is no doubt he appreciates being back in the wild as much as we do.

We are to be connected to basic ‘slow speed’ internet tomorrow, or the next day, so there’s every chance I will be blogging again soon.

Cheers for now – Don 🤠👍

Thanks are due to Helen for the pics taken on her morning walk with Loki —

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Posted by on April 19, 2023 in out and about


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Ospreys are Go —

Our new home is full of surprises – not only do we live in the middle of a wheat field – but we share our field with a pair of ospreys. Up till now we have watched them prepare their nest in the treetops and pose on the bare upper branches of a neighbouring pine but I had never seen them fly until today. As I was returning to my kip with my first tea n toast of the morning – one of them flew past my window towards the river. It returned shortly afterwards looking laboured but my bleary eyes couldn’t tell if it was carrying a fish or not.

No worries – I hope to be better prepared next time 😉

Quick edit – I should have known – she who knows best was outside getting dog ready for his morning walk and saw the osprey flypast with a large twig/small tree in his beak – obviously to carry out some running repairs on their nest 🤠👍

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Posted by on April 7, 2023 in out and about