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A Nuthatch Double

On one of my morning walks this week, I was lucky to spot two Nuthatch. The first caught my eye as it perched on top of an old stone bridge. Then its mate appeared, just below, clinging upside-down onto the wall of the bridge. They both flew off into a nearby tree together. This was […]

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Bluebell Time

Spring is gradually creeping towards summer. A slow creep in my part of Scotland, we had snow in May this year. This is also the time of year that the much-loved Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) appears. Creating a carpet of blue and purple hues through a sun-dappled woodland glen, their scent lingering in the air. Amongst […]

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Ospreys Return

It’s that time of year again when Ospreys begin to return to Scotland from their over-winter in warm African climes. I often see them around the local area and, with plenty of lochs, there is no shortage of food. Nearby Loch Leven is a great place to Osprey watch around August time. Many birds spend […]

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Snow Days

I love winter and snow days, especially when the sun is out. This time of year the light is amazing. A proper winter definitely beats those dull, damp, grey winter days I often experienced in my native Hampshire. Snow was a rare occurrence where I grew up. Once every ten years there would be a […]

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Winter Waxwing Time-Lapse

Below is a time-lapse video I recorded as I progressed with my Winter Waxwing painting recently. I omitted the close-up detailed work towards the end as I struggle to have the phone overhead while trying to work close to the paper. I’ve tried different angles but nothing worked. The majority of the time I spent […]

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