Posted in Garden


Bird street art, Glasgow

I’m number three!

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is a fantastic example of citizen science in action.

Every January, large numbers of people across the UK take an hour to count the birds that come to visit their gardens. The top 10 sightings for 2016 were:

  1. House sparrow
  2. Starling
  3. Blue tit
  4. Blackbird
  5. Woodpigeon
  6. Goldfinch
  7. Chaffinch
  8. Great tit
  9. Robin
  10. Long-tailed tit

This particular blue tit was spotted on a wall in Glasgow’s Merchant City.

Posted in Daytripping, Lanarkshire

Photography 101: the natural world

Sunset over the loch, James Hamilton Heritage Park, Lanarkshire

It’s not always necessary to trek into the wilderness to experience the natural world. This scene was captured in a suburban park close to a busy road.

James Hamilton Heritage Park, East Kilbride

See here for details of the Photography 101 assignment.