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by MisterT
01 Apr 2012, 15:42
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Pink-feet & Greenland White-front Geese
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Pink-feet & Greenland White-front Geese

At 1530 today (01/04/2012) a group of 142 Pink-footed Geese were seen flying north along the Machair at Askernish. They circled over the golf course looking to join 33 Greenland White-fronted Geese which were feeding in an adjacent field before continuing their journey north towards Kildonan
by MisterT
31 Mar 2012, 18:35
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Whoopers & a Glaucous Gull
Replies: 0
Views: 708

Whoopers & a Glaucous Gull

With the weather set fair, it was time to survey my "local patch" here in Askernish. I expected more golfers than there were but I am glad to say that the lapwing outnumbered them with ease. They and the oystercatchers were the most visible of birds on the Machair, all trying to look nonchalant but ...
by MisterT
25 Mar 2012, 19:39
Forum: Birds
Topic: Colour Ringed House Sparrows
Replies: 16
Views: 9305

Colour Ringed House Sparrows

Since November 2010 we have been colour ringing House Sparrows in Askernish as part of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Retrap of Adult for Survival (RAS). Because our birds are colour ringed, it is possible to follow them year round which means that we can gain additional information over an...