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Happy New Year!

30.05.19 Oh dear… when I last wrote here I was bemoaning the fact that November had come round so fast. Now look what’s happened…! I apologise if any of you have been wondering whether you’d ever hear from McMurdoston again … Continue reading

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Welcome visitors

2.11.18 It seems extraordinary that November is already here but the signs of winter’s approach have been all around for a while. Skeins of geese have been coming in for a good couple of weeks – usually barnacle but we … Continue reading

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Still here…

3.6.18 … oh dear, I hadn’t realised it had been so long since I wrote here. I must try and do better. Part of the problem was that the snow-laden winter seemed to last so long that, by the time … Continue reading

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Scary beastie

31.01.18 My blogging has been quiet recently due to a lull in activity all round – it’s that funny time of year when the weather controls things for the most part and the short daylight hours give lots of excuses … Continue reading

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The new Auldgirth Inn

18.11.17 A couple of weeks ago the newly refurbished Auldgirth Inn opened its doors to the excited population of Dumfries and Galloway. Steve continued to visit the bar he and his friends enjoy there and met the new staff and … Continue reading

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September swarm

20.9.17 My last post bemoaned the small number of swallows and house martins we were seeing at the time. As hoped, this situation changed and we did end up with our fair share of these delightful guests. As ever, though, … Continue reading

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June update

06.06.17 I’ve been bad at keeping up to date with this blog, partly because I don’t want to repeat what I’ve written for the past few years. When you’re logging wildlife and its wonderful happenings things can become somewhat repetitive … Continue reading

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Preparing for new guests

30.03.17 Well… as I write, Steve is up a scaffold knocking holes into the side of the barn.We had some repairs to do on one of the old buildings which form our ‘steading’ and decided that while we had the … Continue reading

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Steve’s been busy…

7.02.17 … as you can see. Eight superb new homes are now ready for whoever gets there first, and  there’s a refurbished one just perfect for the smaller visitor. With luck this will solve the local housing shortage, particularly among the … Continue reading

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Happy 2017

4.01.17 What a great start to the year! Crystal-clear sunshine spotlighted a goshawk today at Caerlaverock, a pair of red kite are now regular visitors over our field, McMurdoston the handsome whooper swan has found a mate,  the (surprisingly entertaining) … Continue reading

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