I have internet and a very tame bird. We have been shopping and moved all of seven miles. This site is just brilliant. It takes me back years to when I was a fit young twenty odd year old. I’m looking at Lochan. A perfect buttressed mountain. It has a much longer name in Gallic, gobby folk are the Gales much like the Cornish and northern Spanish if five words will do why make do with one.
This is the first time for three weeks I’ve popped the bird feeders out and the first time in a year that Niger seed has been popular. Within minutes Chaffinch arrived and ten minutes later my friends the Siskin. The birds up here are wary but they have a two metre comfort zone. So much less wary than birds further south.
A wonderful half hour taking snaps of a Siskin….I know it isn’t a Yellow Hammer cos only Siskins are nasty enough to object to shutter clatter. Flew at the camera it did…..Wonderful! A wonderful, vicious wee bird. All these are cropped but shot through a 135mm lens. It will let me get within a metre or so it must be hungry. Hungry or couldn’t give a flying Fuck!
This I know is the Pap of Glencoe, the Scots are very rude, they call it Sgorr na Ciche. Translate that at your peril. I haven’t because I really didn’t want to know, Pap shocked me. Tons to see and do round here. I hope the weather stops fair for photos. Be all the same if it doesn’t….I’ll still post them.
I can feel a big 360/180 panorama coming on…Oh well!
Have a magical weekend.