Videos tagged with "bird"
Kincarrathie Doocot Perth Perthshire Scotland [00:34]
Tour Scotland February video of Kincarrathie Doocot on visit to Perth, Perthshire. This doo'cot dating from 1694 is next to Kincarrathie House, the former home of Arthur Bell of whisky fame and now a residential care home for the elderly. This Scottish building was intended to house pigeons or doves. Dovecotes may be square or circular free-standing structures or built into the end of a house or barn. They generally contain pigeon holes for the birds to nest. Pigeons and doves were an important food source historically in Western Europe and were kept for their eggs, flesh, and dung.
Birks Of Aberfeldy Perthshire Scotland [01:18]
Tour Scotland video of photographs of the Birks of Aberfeldy on a visit to Highland Perthshire. This is a popular Woodland walk by the town of Aberfeldy. The Birks of Aberfeldy is also a song lyric written for a pre existing melody in 1787 by Robert Burns. He was inspired to write it by the Falls of Moness and the birch trees of Aberfeldy during a tour of the Scottish Highlands with his friend William Nicol. Now simmer blinks on flow'ry braes, And o'er the crystal streamlet plays, Come, let us spend the lightsome days In the birks of Aberfeldy Bonnie lassie, will ye go, will ye go, will ye go, Bonnie lassie, will ye go To the birks of Aberfeldy? The little birdies blithely sing, While o'er their heads the hazels hing; Or lightly flit on wanton wing In the birks of Aberfeldy! The braes ascend like lofty wa's, The foaming stream, deep-roaring, fa's, O'er-hung wi'fragrant spreading shaws, The birks of Aberfeldy. The hoary cliffs are crown'd wi'flowers, White o'er the linns the burnie pours, And, rising, weets wi' misty showers The birks of Aberfeldy. Let fortune's gifts at random flee, They ne'er shall draw a wish frae me, Supremely blest wi' love and thee In the Birks of Aberfeldy A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
Crombie Memorial Stained Glass Window St Machar's Cathedral Aberdeen Scotland [00:46]
Tour Scotland video of the John Eugene Crombie memorial stained glass window in St Machar's Cathedral on visit to Aberdeen. Born 30th April 1896, died 23rd April 1917. He was born at 91 Onslow Square, London, the only son of John William Crombie, Liberal MP for Kincardineshire. Eugene as he was always known was a Captain in the Gordon Highlanders who was Killed in Action, St. George's Day, 1917. He was also a War Poet and here is one of his poems. Easter Day, 1917, The Eve of the Battle. I rose and watched the eternal giant of fire, Renew his struggle with the grey monk Dawn, Slowly supreme, though broadening streaks of blood, Besmirch the threadbare cloak, and pour his flood. Of life and strength on our yet sleeping choir. As I went out to church on Easter morn. Returning with the song of birds and men. Acclaiming victory of throbbing life, I saw the fairies of the morning shower, Giving to drink each waking blade and flower, I saw the new world take Communion then, and now 'tis night and we return to strife. Huts, France, April, 1917. Eugene is buried in Duisans British Cemetery Etrun, Pas De Calais, France,.
The Famous Grouse Black Grouse [02:35]
The black grouse safari at the RSPB's Corrimony nature reserve (20 miles south west of Inverness) offers the opportunity to view one of Britain's most strikingly beautiful game birds as they take part in an extraordinary courtship ritual known as lekking. Now nature enthusiasts who take part in the safaris will also be invited to an in-depth nosing and tasting of the The Famous Grouse Family - including The Black Grouse, The Snow Grouse and The Famous Grouse Finest. Simon McLaughlin The Famous Grouse Scotland Whisky Distillery
Falls of Shin, Scotland [01:56]
The Falls of Shin is a spectacular waterfall in Sutherland, part of the Northern Highlands in Scotland. It's one of the best places to watch salmon leaping as they travel to Loch Shin to reproduce. Otters are also known to inhabit the River Shin. The surrounding countryside is a haven for many species of birds.