Old Stornoway burdz

3rd year feb 2004 stornoway

dec 2003

feb 8th 2004

jan 18th 2008 stornoway

march 2004 stornoway

match 17th 2007

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Bungalow to let

Bungalow to let 

£499 per month

includes council tax, TV licence & Wi-Fi

1 oceancrest 

Want to wake up to sea views and watch the surf break in Brue on the Isle of Lewis? This could be for you.

  • Furnished three bedroom bungalow with full Everest double glazing for rent.
  • Large kitchen/dining with double oven Rangemaster stove.
  • Large double en suite bedroom with luxurious walk in shower
  • Separate bathroom with bath
  • TV with Freeview, wifi throughout house
  • Washing machine, fridge and two freezers
  • Oil central heating and open fire
  • Front and back garden, vegetable patch if you fancy!
  • Shed for storage
  • 20 minutes drive from Stornoway town centre – 13 miles
  • On bus route for school (Westside Primary) and Stornoway
  • Inclusive of council tax, TV licence & Wi-Fi – worth £150 per month

Basking Shark, Otters, Eagles and a even Snowy Owl seen from house and overlooking the machair!

Two references required.

No DSS. Pets by arrangement.

Email: scillybirder@hotmail.com

Tel: 07884 557686

walk in shower veg plot garden area and washing line storage shed photo1 master bedroom master bedroom 2 machair flowers front garden garden snow bunting golden plover brue 1 oceancrest kitchen area lambs bathroom 1 brue in snow 2009 large garden area with veg plot living room en suite bathroom

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Boreal Owl

Boreal Owl, or Tegmalmn’s Owl to use the name applied in Europe, is a show stopper. So to get the chance to see a breeding site in Churchill northern Manitoba was a wee bit special.

We drove out of town to the allotted stake out and walked just 50m from the road before being confronted by a lichen covered nestbox. The noise of our approach had brought an adult to the entrance, and it soon popped (and pooped!) out onto a nearby stump.

The only problem was it was too close to focus on. A few steps back and I nailed it. Meantime I was surrounded by a swarm of Mosquitos who enjoyed their Celtic buffet while I snapped. Pain and blood were accepted for such an awesome lifer.

Now where are the anti-hystemines?

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The bird feast goes on at the Observatory

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Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory – a feast for the eyes

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That old Texan story


My partner in crime tells the tale of our Texas jolly with a bunch of stunning images. Clever girl 😉

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Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory


Look down the right hand side at recent posts and find out the birding action from Bruce peninsula bird observatory, where I have been staying for the past couple of weeks.

A ream of photos of some cracking birds will be uploaded when i get a stronger network connection.

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Texas montage

Global birding doesnt get much betyter and that is why Texas hosts a series of sites combined known as the World Birding Centre. Google it and be amazed. Visit and be awe struck.

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One of the rarest birds in the world

White, 5 feet tall and mega rare – that’s Whooping Cranes. Just over 300 are left in the wild, with most wintering at the one site on the Texas coast. Aransass Bay. we visited, chartered a boat, and got out to see them. Not just one, but 29, so nearly 10% of the world population. What a privelage and long may this species not only hang on, but increase in the wild.

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Heronry Action Texas Style

While in Texas I had one of my most memorable birding experiences ever with a host of herons at Aransass Bay near Rockport. Great White, Great Blue. Tri coloured, Snowy, Reddish, Little blue, Black crowned Night, Cattle Egret, Roseate Spoonbill all breeding together. One of natures amazing spactacles.

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