Members’ Posts

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Apr 162018
 
All Our Birds - Coming and Going

At this time of year everything seems to be happening at once. Some of our birds that have been with us for the winter are now departing – moving north to find suitable breeding habitat. Some of them, like these sanderling at Shellness, have a long journey ahead of them. Terry photographed them last week […]

 Posted by on 16 April 2018 at 10:03 pm
Mar 312018
 

Many of you will enjoy looking through our photo gallery from time to time, but did you know you can submit your own photographs for others to enjoy? Our Gallery page is an extract from the full catalogue of photographs that have been uploaded to Flickr by our members. If you click on the link to […]

 Posted by on 31 March 2018 at 12:36 pm
Mar 102018
 

You may remember the same request last year.  Jim and Clare volunteered and have had a great time seeing lots of birds of prey, including Black kite, and many other species along the way. Can you identify Kestrels, Red kites and Buzzards and do you love walking? The Hawk Conservancy are once again seeking volunteers […]

Mar 052018
 
More Reports of Unusual Birds in Gardens

Rosemary sent me this extraordinary picture of her garden with 40+ fieldfares feeding on the lawn. She writes “Since the snow arrived we’ve been putting out apples and pears and, amazingly, we’ve had around 50 fieldfares feeding on them everyday. Fortunately for them, we have a fruit farm close by which always has boxes of […]

 Posted by on 5 March 2018 at 9:58 pm
Mar 022018
 
Bad Weather and Garden Birds

Some of you may have seen Chris Packham on TV last night with a Winterwatch special. He showed an old (no quite recent actually) BBC film featuring Cliff Michelmore and the winter of 1963 ( for our younger members I should add that snow, and lots of it, were on the ground for weeks. I […]

 Posted by on 2 March 2018 at 6:30 pm
Feb 222018
 
Mountain Hares

At our last Tuesday indoor meeting we had a wonderful talk on  the “Wildlife of Speyside” by Duncan MacDonald. A few days later group members Julie and Chris were off to see the wildlife for themselves. Chris sent me this picture of the crested tit, a Speyside speciality. Perhap their most exciting day was a […]

 Posted by on 22 February 2018 at 4:57 pm
Feb 042018
 
Redpolls

I received an email from Stuart Roumana who asks: ” Is anyone aware of there being lots of Redpoll around? We have had a small group in our Medway garden for 2 weeks or so and have counted a maximum of seven birds, two of which are splendid males. They are very busy birds and […]

 Posted by on 4 February 2018 at 4:29 pm