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The mystery of the missing Mandarin Duck and the Kestrel

On the local bird forums last night there were several photos of the Mandarin Duck, and after some enquiries it was discovered that said duck was at Pitfour lake. 588 more words

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The shy lifer that plays hard to get

You know that feeling…you know it’s there, and you walk into the hide and everyone says; ‘you should have been here ten minutes ago’ or ‘you just missed it’, or ‘it’s gone down’ and you know, deep in your soul, you’ve missed it, or dipped as they say. 1,360 more words

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The hunt for the Crested Tit (Loch Garten & Loch Mallachie) - 2nd August 2015


Let me explain the game with the Crested Tit; I have lived in Scotland now for 11 years, and in that time I have never seen a Crested Tit. 1,346 more words

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Loch of Strathbeg (Aberdeenshire) 27th July 2015


The RSPB reserve Loch of Strathbeg is between Peterhead and Fraserburgh on the North East Coast of Scotland and in an ideal place to catch migrants. 1,360 more words

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Life with three

Apologies for my radio silence, I can’t believe it’s been nearly four weeks since my last proper post and that Elijah is over a month old already. 553 more words


Burton Mere Wetlands #countrykids

We had a crazy week during the school holidays. ¬†Every day was all go so I was glad to take time out for a more sedate activity on Halloween morning at… 290 more words


The eagles have landed!

With the cold weather setting in, our annual winter visitors have returned to their roosting sites on Loch Leven for another year.¬† Regular sightings of the White-tailed Eagles on St Serf’s Island have been reported from the cafe at RSPB Loch Leven, as well as frequent reports of at least one bird between Reed Bower and Castle Island. 211 more words