Coldingham Loch, 01 April 2018

April Fools’ Day, and Easter Sunday.  Us foolish heathens were on Coldingham, dodging the dodgy weather and getting a decent day (rare for us on Coldingham), with light winds (though very variable in direction), which offset the fact it was never much above freezing, temperature-wise.  We had one heavy, squally shower, mid-morning, the contents of…

Magpies nest-building, 21 March 2018

A pair of magpies have been busy, buliding their nest in the top of a tall shrub in the back-garden.  The shrub is all upright stems, and magpie beaks naturally hold sticks horizontally!  They insist on using sticks 2-3 feet long, and then struggle to get them in past the uprights. It’s a shaded spot…