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Re: ‘New walkers’ on the hills.

Last Wednesday there were no less than 11 cars parked nose to tail along the narrow B8077 at the normal starting point for Beinn a'Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich. Several were poorly parked including one directly opposite the estate access gate making it all but impossible to get a large vehicle or a t...
by tweedledog
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:21 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ‘New walkers’ on the hills.
Replies: 45
Views: 2293

Re: Great walk but horrible drive home from Beinn Iutharn Mh

It is quite bad this year I'm afraid - the hay fever and everything else! I have what the medics like to refer to as perennial allergic rhinitis, which means a degree of hay fever all year, though much worse at some periods. But right now I'm snivelling and the eyes are sore. I find that mometasone ...
by tweedledog
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:59 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Great walk but horrible drive home from Beinn Iutharn Mhor
Replies: 8
Views: 1940

Re: Best GPS to purchase for a starter?

Do bear in mind that a key issue here is battery life. Like you, I have an iPhone and, of course, you cannot swap a new battery into that. In cold weather an iPhone will run down pretty quickly - not a welcome event in the Scottish hills in winter. The virtue of dedicated GPS is that you can carry s...
by tweedledog
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:09 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Best GPS to purchase for a starter?
Replies: 10
Views: 444

The Red Threat (to the bird feeders)

Which one shall I go for?
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This one.
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by tweedledog
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:15 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: The Red Threat (to the bird feeders)
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Re: Lockdown diary of the swan

Lovely stuff Kathleen!
by tweedledog
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:37 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lockdown diary of the swan
Replies: 8
Views: 612

A Mixed Dining Experience

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Unlike the chaffinch, which was gently extracting seeds from its feeder, the great spotted woodpecker was hammering at a feeder of nuts like it was the trunk of a tree.Must have been noisy for the finch. Apologies for the softness of the image. Shot through a rather dirty window!
by tweedledog
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:23 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: A Mixed Dining Experience
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Re: Loch Arkaig web cam

Is it a consequence of warmth further south that the Rutland Ospreys are a lot further along in the breeding cycle?

https://www.lrwt.org.uk/wildlife/rutland-ospreys
by tweedledog
Sat May 30, 2020 10:37 am
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Loch Arkaig web cam
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Tick / cleg repellant

I agree with Sgurr on ticks; I don't think anything repels them. And that's not just on humans. None of the flea/tick repellents for dogs seem to deter them in my experience. For me and the dog the little twisty tool does the trick, although it's rare for me to get one since I always wear long trous...
by tweedledog
Wed May 27, 2020 9:41 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tick / cleg repellant
Replies: 18
Views: 1177

Re: Spring has sprung

But surely, as the Brooklyn National Anthem it needs the NY accent:

"but that's absoid, the wing is on the boid"

Didn't Jimmy Durante used to do a version of that?
by tweedledog
Tue May 19, 2020 9:33 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Spring has sprung
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Wildlife on Wanders

Great pictures, thank you.
by tweedledog
Tue May 19, 2020 9:25 am
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Wildlife on Wanders
Replies: 18
Views: 1003

Re: Touching eternity on Buachaille Etive Mor

dogplodder wrote:
tweedledog wrote:A fine day out and an equally fine tribute...


You will be one of the few people on this site to have met Ruth. 8)


My greetings to her, and to you of course.
by tweedledog
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Touching eternity on Buachaille Etive Mor
Replies: 25
Views: 2772

Re: First Cuckoo

First cuckoo here in North Argyll yesterday (22nd April). Looking back at my records of the last 7 years that counts as slightly early. Most commonly they arrive around the 25th/26th, though one year one arrived as early as the 16th and issued plaintive solitary calls for a week or so before joined ...
by tweedledog
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:48 am
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: First Cuckoo
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: Touching eternity on Buachaille Etive Mor

A fine day out and an equally fine tribute...
by tweedledog
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:04 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Touching eternity on Buachaille Etive Mor
Replies: 25
Views: 2772

Re: PHOTO COMPETITION #99 — March 2020

1. johnkaysleftleg

2. Tinto63

3. Mal Grey
by tweedledog
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:54 am
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: PHOTO COMPETITION #99 — March 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1514

Re: PHOTO COMPETITION #99 — March 2020

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The Gathering Storm
Sron an Isean and Beinn a' Chochuill
iPhone 11 Pro, March 5th
by tweedledog
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:55 am
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: PHOTO COMPETITION #99 — March 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1514
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