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Don't tell Peter Pheasant!!!

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Don't tell Peter Pheasant!!!
This spectacular bird was spotted by our guests Annette and David Chellingsworth when they visited Glenlivet Distillery. A quick look in our guide to birds book told us he is a Reeves’s Pheasant. These birds, quite rare in the UK, can grow to over 2.1 metres long and have been mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest natural tail feather of any bird! We have named him Bruce and we think he is particularly handsome….just don’t tell our Pe...
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The Dulaig is on Facebook and Twitter at last

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We have just launched a Facebook page for The Dulaig and have joined Twitter too. We hope this will help us to better share news and pictures from The Dulaig. From gardening to recipes, from Peter Pheasant and his family to our hens, as well as events and news in and around Grantown-on-Spey – you will find them all at http://www.facebook.com/TheDulaigBandB . You don’t need to have a Facebook account to look at our articles and photos there. You can also follow and tweet...
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Duckling drama

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Duckling drama
We were delighted when Mrs Duck brought her day-old ducklings to our wildlife pond. The 10 ducklings explored their new surroundings, had their first swim and the scene was very peaceful until a second mother duck came along with her new brood of 13 ducklings…..pandemonium broke out! After a battle for “ownership” of the pond the mothers seem to have agreed a truce for now. What will happen next? Watch this space or, even better, come to The Dulaig and see for y...
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Wildlife flocks to The Dulaig wildlife pond

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Wildlife flocks to The Dulaig wildlife pond
Our new wildlife pond works for wildlife! In the few months since we built it the pond has already attracted a wide variety of birds including grey wagtails and a heron. The  pebble beach is a great spot for the baby newts which sun themselves in the shallow water, and blackbirds, doves and other birds love to bathe and drink there too. Red squirrels, pheasants and other birds including up to 17 wild mallard ducks visit the pond every day….. we can’t wait for ...
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Spring into life at The Dulaig!

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Spring into life at The Dulaig!
Spring has sprung at The Dulaig and our garden is full of newly-fledged birds, like this little blackbird being fed by its very attentive father. This wonderful image was captured by Elaine Rees who, along with her husband Alun, is a regular guest at The Dulaig. Thanks Elaine!
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