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Posted: Tuesday 19 April, 2011

by Rosemary at 8:20pm in Wildlife 1 comment Comments closed

We've got a small flock of yellowhammers at Dalmore. Until they appeared, I'd only seen drawings and photos and none of them did this little bird justice. The yellow plumage on its head is so bright it's almost fluorescent.

We had three at the feeder today, along with five goldfinches, a robin, two blackbirds and a family of spuggies. The spuggies have taken up residence in the nestboxes on the gable end of the house. A little wren was pottering about under the ivy - they are still my favourite, despite my current yellowhammer obsession.

We've seen many birds with beaks full of horse hair - of which there is plenty. Must be 5* luxury nests here this year.

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Cath Livingstone

Sunday 24 April, 2011 at 11:19pm

Our birds are lining their nests with hair from our mangalitza pigs: must be the cosiest nests in Scotland!

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