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Highland Garden – red letter day

With recent snows in the Highlands I was presented with a dilemma of where to go and what to shoot. However having tried to reduce my carbon footprint, as well as combat ever increasing fuel costs, I decided to stay local. Very local in fact – my garden.

Having spent the morning photographing Pied Wagtails, Linnet and Meadow Pipit in the and around the garden I popped inside for a nice warm brew. Almost immediately a most unexpected bird landed on one of our fenceposts. A quick look thought the binoculars (ever present on the kitchen table) and I couldn’t believe my eyes. Sat on the edge of our garden was a stunning male Merlin!

So I’ve decided to spend more time locally – within 2 miles in fact. Who knows what I will discover next?

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