A Week at Dolphin View Cottages, Hillockhead on the Black Isle: Part 2 – Bushnell Joy!

One of the elements of my visit, to Hillockhead, that I was most looking forward to was exploring the local area with Tim to discover what wildlife potential it had. For people like… Continue reading

A Week at Dolphin View Cottages, Hillockhead on the Black Isle: Part 1

When I told friends I was going to the Black Isle, most did not know where it was. The Black Isle is, in fact,  a peninsula in the Highlands of Scotland, located north… Continue reading

The Bird Fair, Rutland Water 2018

As I drove into the car park of Bird Fair 2018, at Rutland Water, I could not believe that another year had passed! It only seems like last week, we were setting up… Continue reading

A Mummified Mustelid!

I always have a huge list of things I want to achieve over the summer, when I theoretically have 2 extra days to my week when I am not teaching. I actually think… Continue reading

A Fantastic Little Owl Fix!

When I heard from good friend, Pete Walkden, that his little owls were around and active, I was keen to get down to see them and also to set the Bushnell up there… Continue reading

Bushnell Tawny Owl Delights at Yew View

It has been great to check the cameras at Yew View and know that our tawny family are very much still around on site, especially as Dave Harper and I have been investing… Continue reading

A Countryfile Live ‘appearance’

You may remember that Ellie Harrison and Countryfile visited Yew View in 2016, to film a piece about the work I am doing there. We had a wonderful day and we captured some… Continue reading

A Green Woodpecker makes a visit!

When I made a new waterhole out of old tyres, for a piece I filmed with Countryfile Diaries in February, I could never have predicted how wonderful this simple construction would be for… Continue reading

A wonderful weekend: A Festival of Urban Landscapes

I have known John Little for over 5 years now. We first met when I attended one of his green roof sessions when I first decided to create a green roof on a… Continue reading

A Posh New Tawny Box for Yew View… plus latest video clips…

We have had a busy couple of weeks at Yew View, taking the opportunity at this quiet time for wildlife, to prepare for next year. It may seem strange to be planning nesting… Continue reading