Wildlife of the Day !
Whatever the time of year there is always something interesting to see around House of Mark. As I sit here working away on my computer two magnificent stags are grazing less than 300 yards from the window. Looking so regal – one can understand why these handsome ‘boys’ are known as the ‘Monarch of the Glen’! (as painted by Sir Edwin Lanseer).
As I move into the dining room just outside the window three red squirrels nibble away at the peanuts from the bird feeder http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmI0205JvGo, occasionally scampering after each other playfully on the lawn. The Great Spotted Woodpecker ignoring them completely as he pecks away at another feeder. Most guests have also enjoyed watching these antics during breakfast time.
Distractions from my work – yes, but I think I am a very lucky person, don’t you?
White Tailed Eagle
Excitement abounds just had my first sighting of a pair of White Tailed Eagles, also known as Sea Eagles … majestic raptors reintroduced to Scotland since becoming extinct.
Make no mistake! these are big birds, flying barn doors. Right on the door step encircling Loch Lee and the mountain lochs, swooping silently waiting till the next meal can be snatched from the waters. Four times the size of a buzzard, two and a half metres wing span and at over one metre high; yet patience is required to see this the UK’s largest bird.
Take a peak at this http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/White-tailed_Eagle#p005fsb9
what do you think?
House of Mark wildlife tours don’t forget your binoc’s, camera, yummy lunch /dinner if you wish….hope to see you soon.
Number 10 has one! (So I’m told as not been invited yet!)
May 1st, 2012
Knock Knock.. who’s there… a Lion’s head door clatterer, that should wake the dogs !!Mr. Fix-it required to attach to the front door. Ah yes, that will mean a repaint prior too… what colour? Probably black anyway come and see I want Red but as this is our new venture all is up for discussion. Let the readers decide!
Now I found this knock knock at a rather lovely localish auction in Dundee. I just love auctions, don’t you? We are refurbishing the old manse so much more to buy.