Mersehead

Mersehead

Mersehead
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  • What do we do at Alisa Craig

    Ailsa Craig is a tiny island in the Firth of Clyde, off the West coast of Scotland, famous for its granite being used to make 60-70% of the world’s curling stones. However, as workers for the RSPB we were going there for the 73,000 breeding seabirds...
  • Tree sparrow success

    when you walk around mersehead you might see this shy bird hiding in the hedgerow or feeding at the visitor centre. Tree sparrow is smaller than house sparrow and has a chestnut brown head and back of the neck where as a house sparrow has a grey cap....
  • Recent Sightings 9th June

    Well at Mersehead it has been sunny and all the birds have been singing. As you walk around the reserve it is full of bird song, you can hear the sedge warbler in the reeds, the chiffchaff and whitethroat in the woods and the swallows darting around catching...
  • Wild Mersehead

    It has been all go here at Mersehead of late so I have plenty to report! I suppose the first thing to mention is that this week we have had Ray Mears here filming our natterjack toads. Ray and his crew are in Dumfries and Galloway for a week filming for...
  • a week of learning

    It now seems that the breeding season is fully underway here at Mersehead. Many chicks are starting to emerge, making interesting viewing as the chicks eagerly follow all their parents’ movements. Good sightings of fuzzy lapwing chicks continue...
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