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Bird On A Mission

For nature expert Jim Crumley, the remarkable sight of an osprey fishing never ceases to amaze. Read his fascinating account of one such encounter here...

Galleries

Puffin-spotting On Lunga

Lunga, in the Treshnish Isles, is one of the best places to see puffins in Scotland. Find out more here, and check out our gallery from a recent visit!

Culture

Jay Is For January

Our nature expert Jim Crumley encounters a jay, or, as the colourful bird is described in Gaelic, a “sgreuchag-choille” – screamer of the woods   One of those half-dark-at-noon January […]

Culture

A… Chaos of Swans?

When startled by a microlight or helicopter, geese and whooper swans have an unusual and dramatically different response…   Sometimes the hardest part is getting into the passenger seat from […]

Culture

Herons – Dressing Down

No prizes for herons in fashion or architecture…   Herons, I once wrote, are flamingos dressed by Presbyterians. I like the image so much, here it is again. The writer’s conceit, revisiting […]

Culture

Jim Crumley | A Day In The Life…

An insight into a typical day for nature writer Jim Crumley … I am walking the line between Highland and Lowland, a ridge to the south of the Trossachs’ mountain heart. […]

Culture

The Missing Lynx

As the forests of Scotland revive, Jim Crumley reckons its about time a former resident deserves a billet I once sat and watched a pair of captive lynxes for half an […]

Culture

Watching Woodland Carpenters

At last it is September, and I head for the woods. Every season has its moments in the woods, but September is when my least favourite of all the seasons’ variations […]

Culture

A Swift Encounter

The swifts came late. If you remember April 2012 at all you will remember it with a shudder. North-easterly winds, rain, sleet and snow, and spring hiding its head under […]

Culture

Seabird Symphony

The sounds of Shetland’s seabirds were music to the ears of Jim Crumley NATURE in a place like Shetland is symphonic. Or it’s jazz with a particularly Ellingtonian twist. Nature […]

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