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And the rain came down
Guest blogger - Claire Powell, Information Officer, Edinburgh sparrowhawks It's been a busy week here in Edinburgh. Saturday's horrendous weather didn't stop a few people venturing out and we ran our Sparrowhawk Family weekend including our name the chick competition. Unfortunately due...
10 Jul 2012
Our Dates with Nature are perfect for anyone who's up for a walk on the wildside, but over the next week some of them are going to get even wilder. As well as peregrines , ospreys , sparrowhawks and choughs next week will see tigers, oragutans, sun bears and hornbills throw into the mix! Ok, so...
15 Jun 2012
New chicks on the block
Guest blogger: Louise Smith, Communications Officer for RSPB Scotland The Manchester peregrines may have seen their chicks fledge, but the Edinburgh sparrowhawks are just getting started. Over the last couple of days, four out of the six eggs in the nest have hatched! The first chick, courtesy...
13 Jun 2012
The sprawks are back in town
Guest blogger: Claire Powell, Sparrowhawk Date with Nature Project Information Officer It’s back and better than ever – well that’s the hope anyway because if this rain doesn’t lift it’ll be a bit of a soggy start to our Edinburgh sparrowhawks project this year. We officially...
11 May 2012
Despite a tragic start , there's been a happy ending for the Edinburgh sparrowhawks . After the original nest was predated and the female sparrowhawk went missing, we were worried we wouldn't have the chance to show people the secret life of these misunderstood birds. Luckily though the second...
20 Aug 2011
We'd like to introduce you to...
Our Edinburgh sparrowhawk chicks finally have names! Six lucky people who came along to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh over the weekend suggested the winning names. The only female in the brood has been named Leila and her brothers are called Lucky, Fluffy, Nev, Radar and Killer. It's good to...
21 Jul 2011
What's in a name?
Guest blogger: Louise Smith, Scotland's comms pro The difference in the Edinburgh sparrowhawk chicks is crazy. Those bundles of fluff that we saw a few weeks ago have transformed into 6 miniature sprawks. They're an inquisitive bunch too and regularly seem to be exploring their surroundings...
15 Jul 2011
Second time lucky?
After proving last month that the hunter can easily become the hunted , our Edinburgh sparrowhawks event is back up and running. We've successfully managed to move the camera to a second nest in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and there's already plenty going on. Visitors over the weekend...
28 Jun 2011
The hunter becomes the hunted
Our Edinburgh sparrowhawks have shown that even efficient predators aren't safe from attack. The female sparrowhawk was filmed locked in a fierce battle with a crow on Monday, desperately trying to protect her five eggs. Despite putting up a good fight, the crow was the victor, the eggs were destroyed...
20 May 2011
The secret lives of sparrowhawks
This weekend sees the arrival of something new for us. Our very first sparrowhawk date with nature event kicks off up in Edinburgh! Sparrowhawks are probably one of our most controversial birds of prey, but Edinburgh sparrowhawks is looking to show the species in a new light: as a family bird. From...
14 May 2011
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