#1816

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:50 pm
by chrismckie | 104 Posts

Very jealous guys. Great photos :)


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#1817

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:11 pm
by degsy_safc | 458 Posts

Cracking read John - great report

Looking at the picture of Adrian abseiling - well i always thought that he must've had a bang on the head in his early life - Fantastic effort, very focussed to achieve the end result - well done lads, great photo's


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#1818

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:21 pm
by johnsulli | 719 Posts

Thanks to Jason for the heads up for the the Greenshank on the WCP pond this afternoon, cracking find Jason . Nice to see one of our Mallard chicks has survived as ever since they were hatched and were out on the pond they quickly dissapeared and I thought they had all gone.

John

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#1819

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:09 pm
by jason | 255 Posts

Today's Greenshank pretty much justifies everything we have done in the last year or so. All the hard work, all the planning and the paperwork, all the graft. This is why. There must be hundreds and hundreds of wading birds fly over our coastline and now they have finally got somewhere to stop off and refuel. This one bird proves literally anything can and will turn up. Hopefully this will persuade more people to keep popping in more frequently to have a little look. Cos you just never know what's going to be there!


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#1820

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:49 pm
by Jarra Sid | 938 Posts

I know this does'nt look very good,but this Coal Tit has been a regular visitor to my garden,I did post a photo a while ago,So just to let you all know It seem's to be doing okay,I wonder what happened to It's feather's...

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#1821

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:35 pm
by keithmc | 318 Posts

on saturday morning i left a wet miserable south shields with our lass and the bairns, and headed for the isle of mull, hoping for abit better weather and to see some of the fantastic wildlife the place has to offer. after about 6 hours drive we reached the ferry terminal only to find we had missed the last ferry by about 15 minutes. not to worry we set up camp and had a few drinks to wind down. there were red deer all over the place and the weather was beautiful, not a bad start. i woke up about 5.30 and decided to stretch my legs, only to see an otter hopping along the shoreline. i went and woke our lass and grabbed the camera but when we got back there was no sign it,we did see a dolphin and a seal though.
10 oclock we got the ferry over to mull and headed for a golden eagles nest at loch na keal. when we got there we could see a chick in the nest then after about half an hour we seen an adult come over the top of the mountain, followed by its mate, great stuff. we decided to pitch the tent here not realising that there was a sea eagles nest over the other side of the loch, we could see both nests, with both pairs of adults soaring around from the door of our tent, doesnt get any better than this. over the next 3 days we seen hen harrier, SEO, loads of buzzards, common sandpipers, ravens, peregrines, hooded crows, seals, red and fallow deer, mountain hare, also heard a couple of cuckoos but never got to see them. loads of black guillemot, arctic terns, rt divers, siskin, red breasted mergansers and loads more. few photos, the sea eagle is fighting with a buzzard to show the size difference. excellant place and i will be going back very soon.

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#1822

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:39 pm
by keithmc | 318 Posts

a few more.....

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#1823

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:06 pm
by johnsulli | 719 Posts

Sounds as though you had a great time and then some Keith

John


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#1824

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:10 pm
by Dougie | 160 Posts

Hi Folks,
Just a quick progress report on the Kestrels...
The birds were ringed last Friday (1st), when it was discovered that there was actually six chicks in the box and not five as originally thought.
One of them is much smaller than the rest of the brood but nevertheless appears to being doing well. Both parents spend a huge amount of time hunting– they’re both extremely hard working and are constantly bringing food back to the box, mainly small mammal prey but occasionally birds too.
I’m hoping to get photographic updates tomorrow and will post them on here ASAP – a week’s a long time for young Falcons so I’m sure we’ll see a big difference.
Btw, thanks to everyone for the congratulations!
Cheers,
Dougie.
PS, Dug Noble – you can get good advice/information on Kestrel nest boxes by following this link.
http://www.lincstrust.org.uk/factsheets/nestbox/kestrel.php
Hope this helps mate......

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#1825

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:21 pm
by sless | 150 Posts

brilliant

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#1826

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:24 pm
by Dougie | 160 Posts

I see you've been bitten by the Mull bug Keith

Nice one mate.

Cheers,
Dougie.


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#1827

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:27 pm
by sless | 150 Posts

this dog scared all the birds away yesterday

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#1828

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:31 pm
by sless | 150 Posts

a couple from yesterday of the greenshank

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#1829

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:35 pm
by Dougie | 160 Posts

Hi Folks,

All's well in Kestrelville - there's is six in there - honest!

Cheers,
Dougie.

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#1830

RE: Bird Sightings in General

in Birds & Birding Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:43 pm
by Jarra Sid | 938 Posts

They're doing well Dougie.Your doing a grand job photographing your little baby's...Enjoyed my little chat with you today...


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