This is a Nuthatch feeding at one of the RSPB Hides on the Ken-Dee Marshes near Laurieston which was the second half of our days walk.
Underneath the Feeding Station was this wee mouse living on the bits dropped by the birds
After we completed the Parton Heritage Trail we walked along the main road for half a mile and there sitting in a lay bye was Willie Mitchell an ex Langholmite and a good friend of Tom and I. He was there on his way to pick up a patient from New Galloway so we had a short but very enjoyable crack about happy times in Langholm.
A better photo of the Nuthatch.
The RSPB reserve on the marshes from the bird hide. It was too early for the winter Geese as they will arrive in mid October.
The Red Kite flying high in the sky. We did manage to see them a bit closer but by the time I had focused my camera they had moved away.
At the highest point of the Parton Heritage Trail with a lovely view over Loch Ken.