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Pheasant and Duck

Image above was taken at Grantown-on-Spey a few days ago. Unusual to see pheasant and duck feeding together.

Today, I have ben preoccupied in researching a Scotland gardens tour including Greenbank, Benmore, Inveraray, Crarae, Arduaine, An Cala, Abriachan, Cawdor Castle, Explorers, Branklyn and Bell’s Cherrybank. This will be undertaken over four days. Have also been working on a golf tour for 2011.

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This evening, I am posting a collection of videos covering a recent hunting with hawks exercise near Braco, Perthshire. This is a very ancient sport which utilises the birds’ hunting skills to catch prey ultimately intended for human consumption. Historically, the birds were allowed a small portion of then kill as a reward with the rest used for human consumption.

For the video click here , here and here.

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This evening, I am posting some images of a captive Golden Eagle taken at a tourist attraction in Callander, near Stirling. These images were taken about lunchtime today.

This is a very impressive, 3 year old bird and apparently worth a considerable sum.

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