Saturday, 20 July 2013

Parasols and binoculars.

Early morning trip to the bus at Calgary.  The beach quiet but for the calling of oystercatchers and a few gulls at the gentle water's edge.

The sea so still and the air already warm.  Above the road, breaking the silence I could hear my neighbour working his dog as they gathered the ewes and lambs slowly towards the farm.

Later on, mid morning by then, Mull Bird Club members arrived for a walk around the farm.

There were not many birds calling, presumably all lying low in the heat.  A male Hen Harrier flew over a few times while we were in the Haunn field.

A Meadow Brown lands on a member of the Bird Club, while Farmer explains something.

In the heat of the day.

It is always nice to show people round, and to see Treshnish through their eyes.

The last Ragged Robin in a ditch in the Haunn field.

The view from Toechtamhor of Bird Club members and sail boat!

We ended up at the Boathouse, looking at the sea. It was a very hot but pleasant way to spend the day.

Unfortunately the clasp on a gate between the triangle field and the hill park had broken and so some of the hill ewes and lambs got mixed in with the cheviots and their lambs.  This will mean more work for Farmer tomorrow in the fank.

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