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Water Rails a gogo!
The hide sessions are back in full swing and the birds are putting a great show. Well, when the wind isn’t hitting gale force! At The Loons on the 27 th of April visitors to the hide amongst all the displaying waders were treated to great views of water rail including a territorial dispute ...
14 May 2012
The Joys of Spring
It was the first Hide Session of the year at The Loons today and the morning wasn't promising with heavy snow showers and most of the birds hunkering down out of the wind. I wasn't too optimistic about how many would drop in to the session (you wouldn't believe the numbers of layers of clothing...
25 Mar 2013
The Loons Hide
Today was the first of this seasons hide 'Surgery Sessions' at The Loons reserve. These sessions will run every Friday from now until the end of July, and then fortnighly into the autumn, at one of these Orkney reserve hides: The Loons , Burgar Hill and Mill Dam . We'll be posting about events...
1 Apr 2011
Pairing up - in spite of the weather
The weather may have been atrocious this morning for the Hide Session at The Loons Hide but it didn't stop the serious business of getting the next generation of birds underway. At times the rain was lashing in through the open windows but everywhere I looked, I could see birds in pairs. A pair of...
22 Apr 2013
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