ardinning loch
Overcast quite cold compared to last week, a little breeze. It rained for a couple of minutes, Cold rain.

The trees are all in leaf now, even the oak starting to unfurl.

Comfrey and apple blossom. Lots of woodruff under the trees.

The small bluebell patches neat the entrance are fully out.

A reed bunting among the other wee birds in the trees near the loch.

A couple of Great Crested Grebe (I think) on the loch.

The moor grass, heather and bracken is still pretty dead. Very dry underfoot today.

Heard a few cuckoos. A couple of jays flew across the moor.

Some lapwings, one harrying a buzzard.

pattern on the water

Watched Crow Moon from Vimeo
A flock of roosting crows, black as night themselves, are threatened by the advancing shadows at dusk. They need light for protection so with the help of the Raven…

I’ve watched this with my class several times now and a few more myself as prep. It is a lovely animation and a really good film to discuss the elements of film. Especially sound and music. Crows and a Raven, what is not to like! I’d highly recommend it if you are looking for a short, 5 minute, film to watch in upper primary during literacy lessons.