I am sitting in glorious sunshine having had a grand two hours at the side of Loch Sunart waiting for Black Throated Divers and an Otter. I saw the former but missed the latter though a chap with a canoe got some good pictures of it swimming alongside him yesterday.
It was a beautiful day until I heard that the death toll of raptors on the Black Isle has risen to sixteen. It is probably much greater as these are the birds that have been found. So far there have been twelve Red Kites and four Buzzard. Six of which have been proven to have ingested poison. The RSPB have offered a £5000.00p reward for information leading to a conviction. They are being their normal mealy mouthed selves when it comes to releasing details that are pertinent. Who owns the land they were found on and what was the poison used? It is a sad state of affairs when Pheasants come before the lives of the big birds of prey. There ought to be a change in the law to make the landowners liable.
I was also saddened to find out the The Kambridges have pinched a couple of million of British money to tidy up their flat in Kensington Palace. Is this the acceptable face of benefit scrounging? I’ll ask Dithery Dave he must think so as he knows about the unacceptable face of it.