Went up Charlaw, to visit the farm for the first time
A nice little place with Tree Spugs zipping around the car park, while the adventure trail area wood, with its zip slides / ropes etc produced singing male Redstart, which was a pleasing surprise given that it was 95+% Scots Pine.
Others included Siskin, Treecreeper, GSW, Coal Tit etc
Moved off to have a look at the Tawny stick nest
It wasnt looking good, evenyually trailed the family through nettles, bracken & brambles to find an empty nest . . .
No sooner had i said we need to look out for some fluffy white balls up the trees, when Jack shouted (from ontop of my shoulders) "i can see an owl"
& there it was :-
The smile says it all, Yes no doubting he found it !
& no doubt one of many more to come . . .
pretending it didnt exist
Junior Foto Ninja
(the school camera is filling up with owl images quite nicely)
Interesting tree right over top of footpath on the adventure trail - remind us not to go back on a windy day
a pleasant afternoon
bugs on declining Scots Pine - cockchafers ?