Thursday, 17 January 2008

Long Tailed and Coppice

Working in the coppice today cutting wands for SNH to use for goose scaring streamers.
Rain at first but then it lifted. As we stopped, to set the Kelly Kettle for a cuppa, a flock of 12 Long Tailed Tits went through - wonderful to see so close and alll around. The even more wonderful moment was when the crofter, who was with me, said it was the first time in twenty years that he had seen Long Tails!
Buzzards calling high above and in the glen beyond, a couple of Chough too. Geese in surrounding fields. A magical day working in an ancient place.