John and I run the gauntlet everytime we go in or out the backdoor as this is what is directly above our heads! The swallow family have, for the first time whilst we have lived at Redmoss, successfully managed to rear a family in this location on the house. Usually it ends in tragedy due to the rain coming from the east, but this year everything seems ok and the youngsters are only a day or two away from making their first flights. Swallows breed every year here in the eaves but the backdoor position is usually avoided. Poop gets thrown over the side by mum tidying up and we get hit by it!!
Here are grey seals enjoying the sunshine on the rocks at low tide at Portgordon Beach on the Moray Firth. Seals bask in the sun at many places near to where we live and it is easy to find a vantage point to watch and enjoy them. They are very inquisitive and swim quite close when we walk along the beach, having a good look at us, no doubt!