Late August


The Swifts left for South Africa on 14.08.13, the Swallows are on their second broods and so are the new additions of the House Martins. First Spotted Flycatcher spotted (!) at the top of our drive a few days ago. A pair of Red Kite over the next field during harvesting.

Over the past week a good friend of ours caught 3 salmon – 16, 17 and 23 pounders – on fly, as well as two brown trout and a sea trout of 1 1/2 pounds. All were caught on the Blackwood beat of the Nith, a mere 5-minute drive away from McMurdoston.

I’m off trout fishing tomorrow at Jericho Loch. Will keep you posted…