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Birds magazine Autumn 2012
birds of prey
galloway kite trail
Isle of May
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'Scottwings' crosses the country
Joining Glider at Bellmack Farm on the Galloway Kite Trail is Scottwings this week. A2 (aka Scottwings) was collected from near Argaty in Central Scotland in 2009 on the same day as A3 (aka Glider) before being brought to be released in Aberdeen with the other 30 young red kites that year. Both ofn these...
14 Feb 2011
Kites home and away
The cold weather of the last few months has started to subside and the local red kites and buzzards are reappearing. Many pairs are also starting to think about breeding again and are displaying their ownership of woods by displaying over them in the sunshine. The bright weather this week has been great...
11 Feb 2011
Where Are They Now?
After a fantastic breeding season with six successful nests producing 15 young we should have a lot of kites to look for flying around Aberdeenshire. However, this is now getting more difficult! Most birds have now lost their radio transmitters, which means that we have to rely on the unique two digit...
30 Nov 2010
The autumn weather and arrival of wintering geese has kept our birds of all ages on the move and even saw one young female released for the second time! After spending a few days on Staple island, yellowV finally left the Farnes in strong winds heading south onto the mainland on the 17 th September...
13 Oct 2010
All seasons in a week
After yesterday's wind, rain and freezing weather today was a complete contrast with a perfect autumnal day. So I swapped the ski jacket I wore to walk the dog yesterday for a t-shirt and my camera and went off in search of some of our local red kites. There were quite a few around the usual winter...
30 Sep 2010
Red kite art
A trip out to VSA Easter Anguston farm usually results in seeing a red kite or two but yesterday it was kites of a different kind that were making the farm their home! As part of North East Open Studios (NEOS) there is a sculpture trail around the farm. Many of the exhibits are inspired by the kites...
17 Sep 2010
Everybody needs good neighbours...
Another day, another kite nest! Yesterday's was a little different however as under the messy wool covered kite nest was a tree sparrow nest with five eggs! This isn't unusal and we've recorded it in local buzzard and osprey nests also but was a little surprising for our climber. ...
25 Jun 2010
Even more red kite chicks in Aberdeen
Today we started tagging and ringing our red kite chicks. A little bit later than expected, but that is probably due to the later breeding season following on from the cold winter. So far we have ringed, tagged and measured 11 youngsters from 4 nests. Below is a snap of a brood of 3 chicks back on the...
23 Jun 2010
Film stars again
After last year's amazing footage of some of the first breeding kites in Aberdeen for 150 years we hopeful of being able to repeat the camera again this year, but weren't counting any chickens! We have a new nest this year with a new pair. Fairview (09) and Tango (38) have three chicks that are...
14 Jun 2010
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