Keith Broomfield


Eight-armed wonder

October 27 2018

It’s those eyes, the large intelligent eyes that are so striking, a piercing concentration that made me wonder whether this octopus was pondering a dilemma; should I stay still and rely on my camouflage for concealment, or perhaps better to make a dash for deeper water?

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Whooper swans bring back fond memories

January 29 2017

There was not a breath of wind, not a penny whisper out on the mirror calm wispy-misted lochan where the four whooper swans drifted. It was a scene that could have been brushed from an artist’s palette; a picture perfection of a Scottish winter lochscape in all its beguiling serenity.

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The last swallows of summer

August 20 2016

Sitting on a log by the edge of the field in Strathardle near Kirkmichael, I watched a small group of swallows zip this way and that over the insect rich pasture.