Archive for August, 2014

Aug 31st by Ian under Bird Watching

Tags: Nae tags again!

31/8/14, my son's birthday, and the osprey is still hanging around, surprised to see it. I assume it's the male, no sightings of marsh harriers at all, air is filled with swallows and martins then they're¬† gone, obviously migrating. Saw a couple of hundred grey geese miles down the estuary and no chance to ID¬† them due to heat haze. Assume early migrants, 35 Canada geese around, white domestic geese I think I counted five earlier in the season, well I saw three today. lots of swans and teal, saw some of the mute swans pairing up, the pair with…
A recent week long stay in Shetland has allowed some fantastic views of a number of native birds. ¬†Visits to Sumburgh Head, Unst and Fetlar gave good views of many sea birds including a large colony of puffins at Sumburgh and circa 50,000+ Gannets at Hermaness National Nature Reserve in the north of Unst. ¬† Another spectacular experience was about trip around the gannet colony on Noss. ¬†The Bonxies at Hemaness ¬†and on the ferry gave great views.…

Aug 17th by Ian under Materials and Construction

Tags: Nae tags again!

Despite the confidence of my last post that the ospreys were gone, one osprey is still around, on a windy day and at near full tide it was hunting over the estuary, something I rarely see them do. It, male or female? went to the frustration nest and after some time on the top guard rail stood on the nest, I have to say I felt sorry for the bird, all that build up to a breeding season for it all to end in no brood. Sadly the pair are probably not proficient at nest building having…

Aug 11th by Ian under Bird Watching

11/8/14 been nearly a month since I visited the Ospreys, normally by now the juvs will have fledged and be around the eyrie being fed by usually the male and the female will usually be gone in a week, with the whole family migrated by the end of September. However this being the year of "nest frustration" I think both have gone as I saw and heard no Ospreys. The frustration nest in the man cage of the navigation pole has got bigger and was photographed from a boat that had obviously come down river to do just that, the…
Page 1 of 11

© 2017 Materials Man - All Rights Reserved

Perth Web Design - Free Web Host