Yes, we are still at Blair Castle, this is the stately pile itself, home to the 11th Duke of Atholl, who actually lives in South Africa. The 10th Duke had no children so the estate passed to his cousin.
One of the highlights of our visit to Blair Castle was the Hercules Garden, I showed you the swans in the previous post and there are more birds to see this this post, but first a little of the garden itself.
This is Hercules looking down on his garden
and here is what he can see!
The bridge and lily pond
Brian on the bridge
"Look at me, I'm so cute!"
Mr Drake & his reflection
Mrs Duck & her wake
Scruffy Duck heads for a bath
Meanwhile over in the bull rushes....
the water was bubbling like a cauldron - eek! A closer look and we realised that the bubbling water was actually TADPOLES!!! It's a long time since I've seen tadpoles and never in such quantities.
Mmmmm tadpoles for lunch...
Don't worry there were plenty left when she had finished.
We sat down on a bench for me to change the lenses on my camera and were spotted by this little lady.
Well hello...sorry no food for you.
Hrrumph, I don't know what things are coming to, can't get quality tourists nowadays.
These two weren't very impressed either!