Squirrel Opening Lid Of Feeder On Sunday Visit Cottage Garden Scone By Perth Perthshire Scotland

Tour Scotland short 4K Spring Sunday wildlife camera travel video clip of the sight and sounds of a clever young Grey Squirrel eating by opening the lid of the feeder on an evening visit and trip to my cottage garden in Scone by Perth Perthshire, Britain, United Kingdom. The grey squirrel is diurnal and most active at dawn and dusk, searching for available food. Although grey squirrels have a wide range of calls, they communicate mainly through their tails, using them as a signalling device; they twitch their tails if they are uneasy or suspicious. Grey Squirrels also have good eyesight and often sit upright on a vantage point to look around them. They have a keen sense of smell as well. While they are known for their agility and resourcefulness in finding food, providing them with supplementary nourishment can offer an exciting opportunity for observation and interaction. As its name suggests, this squirrel typically has a grey coat with white undersides, though the coat colour can also be quite brown at times. Grey squirrels are mainly herbivorous, eating acorns, hazel nuts, berries, fungi, buds and shoots, and even bark. The grey squirrel was introduced to Great Britain in the middle of the 19th century. There is now an estimated population of 2 million making them much more common than the native red squirrel. They arrived in England from North America and are now one of Britain's most well known and frequently seen mammals, with an estimated population of 2 million. It is a myth that grey squirrels chase red squirrels away. Greys are just more adaptable to new surroundings. Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing. Feeding grey squirrels provides a wonderful opportunity for observing their behaviours up close. You might witness their playful antics, social interactions, and even their impressive agility while navigating your garden. While squirrels may become accustomed to your presence, it's essential to remember that they are wild animals. Maintain a respectful distance, and never attempt to handle or approach them closely . Feeding grey squirrels in your garden can offer a unique connection to nature, fostering a sense of appreciation for the wildlife that coexists alongside us. By providing suitable and healthy food options, you can contribute to their well-being while enjoying the delightful charm these creatures bring to your outdoor space. The date for astronomical spring is Sunday 20th March, ending on Tuesday 21st June, while by the meteorological calendar, spring will start on Tuesday 1st March. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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Many Birds On Spring Sunday Visit To My Cottage Garden Scone Perth Perthshire Scotland

Tour Scotland 4K Spring Sunday wildlife nature camera travel video of the sight and sounds of a variety of birds spotted eating on an afternoon visit and trip tothe grounds of my Scottish cottage garden in Scone by Perth, Perthshire, Britain, United Kingdom. Birds are a very cautious species, as a prey animal they are vulnerable to potential attack and are always on the lookout. Providing a safe place for birds to feed will help attract more birds and a wider variety of species to your garden. Don’t be surprised if birds scope out your new bird feeder for a few days when it is first added to the garden, before deciding to feed. This is natural behaviour which protects birds from potential danger, be patient with the wild birds and give them time and space to find the source of food you have provided. Birds use their sight to find their meals, make sure that your bird feeder can be seen by the local birds in your garden by placing it in a prominent position. However, it’s also important to locate your bird feeder near a small tree or bush so that birds feel safe and have a quick escape route. Sprinkling seeds on top or near to your bird feeder may increase the chances of birds noticing the food available, we suggest scattering food around your feeder when it is first placed in your garden or outdoor space. Food sources for wild birds change depending on the time of year and weather, when natural food sources are low birds are more likely to visit your bird feeder. Most birds don’t need help finding food in the summer months but will rely on additional food sources during extreme temperatures and when they are migrating. Late winter and early spring are also key times of the year to provide wild birds with supplemented food from bird feeders, natural seed sources are depleted at this time of year, so birds are more likely to visit bird feeders. Whether you live in town or country, you can help to look after garden birds by providing food for them. Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing. The date for astronomical spring is Sunday 20th March, ending on Tuesday 21st June, while by the meteorological calendar, spring will start on Tuesday 1st March. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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Stained Glass Windows With Music In Kirk of St Bride On History Visit To Abernethy Perthshire

Tour Scotland 4K travel video with Scottish music, of beautiful stained glass windows in the Kirk of St Bride on ancestry, genealogy, family history visit and trip to Abernethy, Perthshire, Britain, United Kingdom. The name Abernethy is an extremely potent name in Scottish history. Here was an ancient Pictish capital, and then an ecclesiastical metropolis of the Celtic Church of the Culdees. A church on this site was founded by Nechtan, King of the Picts and dedicated to St Bride of Kildare. The first stone church was built by Gartnaidh, King of the Picts around 590 AD. After the reformation in 1560 the church was in the care of the Superintendent of St Andrew’s until a minister was apointed. In 1733 the minister at Abernethy seceded with three others. The two churches united in 1951 to form the present parish church. The medieval building was demolished in 1802 prior to the construction of the present church. The church became half of the united charge of Abernethy, Dron and Arngask in 2006. St Bride, or Brigit or Brigid in Ireland, is one of Ireland's patron saints, along with Patrick and Columba. She was an early Irish Christian nun, abbess and founder of several monasteries of nuns, including that of Kildare in Ireland, which was famous and revered. Amongst many other things, she is the patron saint of scholars, travellers and mariners. The feast day of St Bride is 1 February, or Candlemas. The distinctive cross of St Bride was, according to the legend, woven from reeds or rushes by the saint so that she could convert a dying man. Read more about St Bride here. It is said that the Hebrides are named after her, hence her name Bride of the Isles. Legend has her arriving on the shores of South Uist with an oystercatcher bird, gille-Brihde, the servant of St Bride, on each wrist. West Kilbride has her arriving on the shores of Ayrshire in the 6th century, where Kilbride River meets the sea. She was allegedly buried at the Abernethy Kirk of St Bride, before being transported back to Ireland. According to myth, St Bride was locked in Ben Nevis for three months of winter, before being rescued by Aonghas of the White Steed on the first of February. St Bride is also said to have been carried by angels from Iona to Bethlehem, to be midwife to Mary, at the birth of Jesus. Another ingredient in the mix is a prehistoric settlement named Balbridie near Banchory, which has been dated to around 3600 BC, which points to an earlier Brigid. This might be the legendary Brighid, the Ancient British Goddess, to whom wells, springs and rivers may have been dedicated in pre Christian times. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day. Find things to see and do in Scotland where you are always welcome All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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Female Blackbird On Spring Saturday Visit To My Cottage Garden Scone Perth Perthshire Scotland

Tour Scotland short Spring 4K Saturday wildlife nature camera travel video clip of the sight and sounds of a female Blackbird spotted eating on an afternoon visit and trip to my Scottish cottage garden in Scone by Perth, Perthshire, Britain, United Kingdom. Female blackbirds are brown often with spots and streaks on their breasts and brown beak. This widespread bird is a common visitor to United Kingdom gardens, and has adapted well to suburban areas, it’s often possible to get quite close. It can also be found in woodland and grassland areas, but you’re much less likely to see it on areas of higher ground and in some parts of Scotland, Common and widespread across Britain, the blackbird population is currently stable, although it has seen periods of decline in the past. One of the biggest threats is lack of food availability, particularly when the weather is dry. Leaving mealworms and ground feeder mix out on bird tables and planting bushes that attract caterpillars to your garden are great ways to help blackbirds. If you were to believe various myths and folktales, you’d find this solitary, territorial bird to be imbued with evil and supernatural powers. Welsh poet R. S. Thomas observed that there was “ a suggestion of dark Places ” about the blackbird that was at odds with its beautiful song. In the story of the life of Saint Benedict, the Devil was said to have come to tempt the saint in the form of a blackbird. The English nursery rhyme “ Sing a Song of Sixpence ” involves blackbirds “ baked in a pie ” which reanimate and sing when the pie is opened. Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing. The date for astronomical spring is Sunday 20th March, ending on Tuesday 21st June, while by the meteorological calendar, spring will start on Tuesday 1st March. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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Jackdaw Birds On Spring Saturday Visit To My Cottage Garden Scone Perth Perthshire Scotland

Tour Scotland 4K Spring Saturday wildlife nature camera travel video clip of the sight and sounds of a Jackdaw birds eating Suet on an afternoon visit and trip to my cottage garden in Scone by Perth, Perthshire, Britain, United Kingdom. Mealworms are a great source of natural, nutritious food for birds. Packed with healthy fat, protein and fibre that help strength and growth, mealworms make great bird food that feeds hungry birds all year round.. Jackdaws have a distinctive silvery sheen to the back of its head. The pale eyes are also noticeable Jackdaws can be found in fields, woods, parks and gardens. They're social birds and roost communally in woodlands. They're widespread and common across the United Kingdom, except the Scottish Highlands. You can see a jackdaw bird at any time of year. Suet is a high energy food which is great for attracting a wide variety of birds to your garden and feeders. Suet is easy to digest and provides birds with a nutritious meal at any time of year. In some cultures, a jackdaw on the roof is said to predict a new arrival; alternatively, a jackdaw settling on the roof of a house or flying down a chimney is an omen of death, and coming across one is considered a bad omen. A jackdaw standing on the vanes of a cathedral tower is said to foretell rain. The jackdaw was considered sacred in Welsh folklore as it nested in church steeples, it was shunned by the Devil because of its choice of residence. Nineteenth century belief in the Fens of England held that seeing a jackdaw on the way to a wedding was a good omen for a bride. In the video game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, the main character's ship is named the Jackdaw. Find things to see and do in Scotland where you are always welcome. Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing. The date for astronomical spring is Sunday 20th March, ending on Tuesday 21st June, while by the meteorological calendar, spring will start on Tuesday 1st March. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day Find things to see and do in Scotland where you are always welcome All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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