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Even our wild pheasants are friendly....and beautiful

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Even our wild pheasants are friendly....and beautiful
We have wild pheasants all year round in our garden. Many are quite tame and will come very close. Right now there are five male pheasants courting eight females. The females are usually regarded as dull-looking compared to the males bright plumage but look at the stunning colours of this beautiful female in the winter sunshine and you may think otherwise. In a few weeks the males will start to fight each other for control of the garden territory (and the females) and the "winner" will...
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Happy St Andrew's Day from The Dulaig B&B!

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Happy St Andrew's Day from The Dulaig B&B!
Happy St Andrew's Day from us here at The Dulaig.  I took this photo of the Cuillin mountains on the Isle of Skye whilst on a boat trip from Elgol to the beautiful Loch Coruisk. I was so enthralled by the hills that only later did I see the St Andrew's cross in the sky, just like the Scottish flag!
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We have plenty of hedgehogs at The Dulaig B&B

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We have plenty of hedgehogs at The Dulaig B&B
We read today The Times is raising money for the Hedgehog Society because hedgehog numbers are seriously declining in UK. It made us remember how lucky we are to have so many hedgehogs in our garden at The Dulaig B&B. We can see several in an evening, and often our guests see their first hedgehog here.    Our hedgehogs are doing so well that they sometimes have two litters of young a year, and these pictures are of tiny hoglets (baby hedgehogs) which we rescued in A...
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Islay and Skye are growing!

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Islay and Skye are growing!
What a difference almost four weeks makes to the life of kittens....and to us!   Here are our little rescue kittens, Islay and Skye, which are now about 14 weeks old. They have had their vaccinations (and have forgiven me from taking them to the vet!) and they are settling in very well. Like most relaxed kittens, they choose to sleep in the strangest of positions as you can see here, and to play with interesting toys, especially pieces of paper and plastic!  The photo makes th...
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