|Wild goats where they should be... not in town
Today's "Guardian" newspaper has a photo of a gang of marauding goats taking over Llandudno in N.Wales.......wild goats in town.
I have just had a text from my brother in N.Wales , he says this is a true story, not a Grauniad April 1st spoof .
Llandudno is now a,"Goats town". His pun not mine.
Closer to home, my neighbour Hamza (aka "Ranger Hamza" of BBC Ceebeebies) is locked down at home watching and filming wildlife from his sitting room window.
Fortunately he's not alone, he has a" live in "pine marten in his loft. You do know when there's a pine marten in the roof they make lots of noise.....a sound like a corpse being dragged across the ceiling, just before they go off to work in the evening.
She visits Hamza on her way out in the evening ( pine martens are single mothers) he tells me that it took 5 minutes to set up the camera and two hours for her to come out. You can meet her on Hamza's Facebook page by following the link above.
From his window Hamza has a view from the tidal lagoon just outside, south down the Sound of Mull to Ben Tallaidh and east to the top of Ben Hiant. Working from home he has been able to watch and film:......
White tailed sea eagles Otters
Red kite Mink
Whooper swans Dolphins
Red breasted mergansers Seal
|Evening on the Sound of Mull and Hamza's pine marten is off to work