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By Taylor Wildlife, May 2 2018 12:00PM

The birds have started to arrive and the natural world is starting to awake for another seaon in the Scottish uplands. The song of a cuckoo lifts even the thickest of gloom. Looking beyond the mist and onto the horizon it may be possible to witness the skyfall of an eagle or silhouette of a kite - blink though and you might miss it!

The whistle of a ring ouzel or the metallic hymn of a wheatear may be upstaged by the down-slurred sweet, flute-like rhythm of a willow warbler. The resident black grouse stay under the radar and bubble away at the crack of dawn.

Maybe that ringing sound coming from the door isn't the milkman, but instead the vocal grey wagtail pinging it's way to the river?