Wednesday 29 February 2012

NTS Dollar Glen and Castle Campbell (Historic Scotland)

Driving through Clackmannanshire, I decided to stop at the National Trust for Scotland's Dollar Glen and Historic Scotland's Castle Campbell. Both are well worth a visit and I'd love to come back on a better day and also explore the other sites on Clackmannanshire's Tower Trail.
Dollar Glen
Castle Campbell

Saturday 18 February 2012

Mindork Forest Walk

Went for a walk today round Mindork Forest (or Mindork Moss) today. Not a great day for photos but plenty of wildlife to be seen - lots of frogs, crossbills, buzzards, treecreepers plus all the usual suspects. First frog spawn of the year for me too!

Try and make something of this frog mess

Bit of a tangle
Just a small section of a pool containing hundreds of frogs. 

This frog posed nicely for me on the forest track

Male Crossbill in fine breeding colours. Singing beautifully too.

A nice pond to have lunch by.

View out of the forest towards the hills.

Friday 17 February 2012

Digger Music

Digger time lapse video I created and composed music to:

Thursday 16 February 2012

Snipe Feathers

Found these feathers in a pile, just the other side of the fence in a neighbouring field. Later identified as snipe feathers. All very small but beautifully patterned:

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Sound of the Week

Recording of a small jingly bell.
Jingly Pet Bell SFX (watermarked) by Creative Nature Media