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Last year we came across an otter in the little dam that many years ago served as the water supply for Birnam - but I think no-one believed me!  So imagine how happy I was this morning when, just as we pass by the Birnam Glen gnomes, I hear a splash...

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I am quite prepared to be told I'm just not very observant, but I can't remember ever seeing snowdrops on the last day of April.   The Royal Horticultural Society, no less, tells us that the flowering time is January to March (http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=703), and by now I'm usually getting blase about...

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I must admit to being relieved - not that there's still romance in the world or anything as grand as that!  I'm relieved because for the first time in months I saw red squirrels in the glen this weekend.  I can only think it's been the unusual cold which has kept...

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If you walk up Birnam Glen and out on to the farmland around Balhomish, you'll find yourself on the path that takes you to Rumbling Bridge in Strathbraan, beloved of Millais and many others since.   Strathbraan is simply beautiful - less commercialised now than it was even a few years...

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Ok, it may be chilly, but the woodpeckers are giving it large!   ...

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We come across all kinds of birds around the glen, from the wild to the just a little bit crazy. Our pheasant falls into the second category, I suppose - she turned up as a little baby last year, and clearly realised she was onto a good thing, and has just...
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A few years ago someone mentioned they had seen some old postcards taken up Birnam Glen of a favourite Victorian picnic spot called the "Seven Sisters", and above there is one from 1911 (ok post Victorian, no need to be pedantic!!).   The strange thing was, no-one seemed to know where...
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  The big fall of snow that arrived ten days ago may have gone for the most part, but today dawned lovely and sunny with no choice but a quick jaunt to the viewpoint overlooking Birnam.  Days like this always remind me just how lucky we are to live here -...
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Now then, we know it's the 25th of January and all that, but we think it's just plain spooky that on this day of all days, in the dark, Birnam Glen should witness the arrival of what looks suspiciously like Rabbie himself.    The statue is of course from the Birks...
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One of my favourite places in the world is the tiny little ruin of Rohallion Castle, half way up Birnam Hill.  On Tuesday, Mark Stephen fron the BBC Radio programme "Out of Doors" walked up with us - you can hear the piece, which was broadcast on Saturday morning, from about...
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  The last time we had serious snow, it was brilliant.  The roads never closed and the whole area looked stunning.  On the morning after the first big fall, BGD and I took walk up Birnam Hill:     ...
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Found this postcard in an antiques centre near Dundee over Christmas - it's from a family holidaying in the area in 1922.  Looks like the Birnam Glen Falls were a pretty well known landmark in those days.  Less so now, but having said that, someone has just recently placed a signpost...
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So, this morning, while taking the Birnam Glen Dog (herinafter referred to as the BGD) for her regular 7am morning constitutional - in the pitch dark at this time of year - we stop for a chat with Mr M and his two dogs BGD2 and BGD3.  Caught in the torchlight...
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