I am trying to improve my local wildlife photographs, but only had one opportunity to photograph the hares in recent days. I crept round the side of the house, wanting to photograph them without the double glazing ‘filter’. Unfortunately the hens alerted the hares that a danger was approaching and 2 out of the 3 hares disappeared off up the road towards Prasad’s house. I didnt expect this one to wander within a couple of feet of me, round the corner of the house! He certainly moved fast when he saw me, and this was the only photograph I got.
Farmer has put these hoggs back on the hill now. They have been so used to being together that they are still hanging out in a big gang, just on the other side of the hill fence this morning.
It has been a good week for the local wildlife!
The wheatear are back. The curlews are calling up by the loch so we hope they are beginning to nest there. The gulls are doing the same. Down in the wood there are signs (and sounds) of herons nesting. Guests in Middle cottage walked the Headland walk yesterday and saw the ‘resident’ golden eagles and a mother otter with two cubs along the shoreline between Crackaig and Haunn.
The hazy skies have not helped with viewing any potential Aurora Borealis this week, and I bungled the shot of the year (a crescent moon tinged pink) last night. By the time I had focussed my attention on it, the clouds had gathered in and obscured it. I am not sure where the colour in the moon came from, but there was still colour in the sky an hour later.