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Birds magazine Autumn 2012
birds of prey
galloway kite trail
Isle of May
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2012 Breeding Season
2012 has been another great year for Aberdeen’s red kites, with 19 pairs setting up territories and laying eggs. With the bad summer weather, unfortunately 4 of these pairs subsequently failed, however, the remaining 15 pairs went on to successfully rear 32 chicks which were all wing tagged. This...
5 Nov 2012
The emperor strikes bag
With sunny days as rare as hen’s teeth this summer, I reacted to the weather forecast for a hot Sunday with sunshine with, “Right, I’ll be out all day – I’ll be back at dinner time”. It was worth risking the wrath of my girlfriend Laura because mid July means a...
16 Jul 2012
Spot the difference
Last night it was the turn of our young webcam stars to be ringed, tagged and measured. We think both birds are males from their measurements, but you can never be 100% sure! L1 and L2 will be in the nest for a few more weeks yet, and you can keep watching them at http://www.rspb.org.uk/ourwork/projects...
13 Jul 2012
Rain stops play
We've all got our fingers crossed for dry weekends for July so we can all get out there and see some birds and get a bit of fresh air! Today of course the rain is coming down thick and fast, and even our red kite webcam stars have been affected with several drops of rain impinging on our view of...
7 Jul 2012
Aberdeen Red Kite nest online at last!
After lots of technical troubles (but thanks to the guys at FCS, VSA and RSPB for sorting them out), we are now able to watch our growing red kite family from the comfort of our own desks or sofas! The picture can be variable in quality due to the slow broadband speeds of rural Aberdeenshire, but...
6 Jul 2012
CCTV stars at last!
After a lot of hard work we finally have a camera on an Aberdeen Red Kite nest! Below is an adorable picture of one of the two chicks when it was only a few days old. Now they are a bit bigger, but to find out how much, come and see for yourself at VSA Easter Anguston Farm, Peterculter everyday 10am...
5 Jul 2012
Whilst we're still working on getting a camera on a local red kite nest (honestly all my fingers and toes are crossed and we are working really hard to get something for everyone to watch and enjoy!), the usual day-to-day fieldwork continues. This time of year though its so much fun as most of our...
6 Jun 2012
Eagle honesty: a better rap for raptors
There are days when you really have to wonder about the farming press. Pages have recently been devoted in Scottish farmer, to events wreaked upon the world by birds of prey. In Scotland, thanks to conservation programmes, red kites are making a comeback, a few years behind England and Wales it has been...
23 May 2012
Bear with us, we're nearly there...
This spring has been truely awful, whether you're a blue tit, lapwing, red kite or just a fieldworker trying to monitor any of these species, you will have got very wet! As a result here in the Aberdeen Red Kite team we are chasing our tails a bit as we don't want to check kite nests in the rain...
21 May 2012
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