Flying Things

Flying Things

Elvis the Snowy Owl (no, we didn’t name him!) on the Crowlista road – January 2010. Sat and stared at a car full of excited Wades! ‘Am I bovvered?’ Clearly not very…


Corncrake on our doorstep!


In May 2010, we heard a noise outside the kitchen window. Young Alex, using the wisdom of youth said “That corncrake sounds so loud it could be on our back step!” Young Megan, who had been out feeding the chickens came in to confirm that there indeed was a corncrake actually standing on our back step!

It then ran around the undergrowth that passes for our garden – it is one of Britain’s rarest birds and it decides to sit on our back step!

Sea Eagles are nesting locally – don’t worry you can’t miss them if you see them. They are like flying barn doors!



Puffins at the Flannan Isles – it’s a great day trip if you get the chance!