21st October, 3 Black Grouse, 2 miles along the road to Gatehouse of Fleet.
4th December, lovely to see a Woodpecker and a Jay sharing the same feeder.
6th March, Golden Eagle seen flying above Grobdale.
7th April, Golden Eagle soaring between Grobdale and Lochenbreck
3rd May, our male Oyster Catcher has a mate after two lonely years.
30th May, Oyster Catcher has laid 3 eggs.
7th June, watching 4 cuckoos in the field behind the Byre.
21st June, only one Oyster Catcher has hatched, the other two eggs were abandoned. The single chick is doing fine!
13th August, just watched a brilliant meteorite display last night. A couple with big telescopes are staying in the Byre and they gave us a crash course on star gazing. The Milky Way stretched from horizon to horizon and it was an amazing sight. We gave up at midnight but I wished I had stayed up longer, perhaps tonight. Many of our clients star gaze unit 3am. and I can now understand why!
7th September, just disturbed a male black grouse on the field adjacent to the Byre. Fantastic.
Hi Paul & Linsey,
Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you for our stay at your wonderful Byre.
We really enjoyed ourselves (despite nature’s best to stop us) and our trip to the Isle of Skye was really good as well.
The landscape was lovely, the wildlife wonderful but the accommodation was nowhere near as nice!
If you wanted to put a small note on from us, please feel free to use whatever you like from the following:
A view across natures meadows through to forestry is guaranteed from the palatial windows of the Byre.
If you’re looking for luxury, this is the place. Whether you’re looking for wildlife such as deer, cuckoos, kites, buzzards, oyster catchers, linnets, stoats, garden birds, or farm animals, then this is the place for you.
For interesting and varied surroundings and access to other areas of beauty, this is the place for you.
Access to the dark sky park is also very easy, so this is the place for you.
In short, for a relaxed, warm & friendly holiday, this is the place for you!
Thank you both for such a wonderful time.
Bob & Julie