Tag: bird notes

Rough-legged buzzard: first Arran record in 47 years

The highly variable plumage of the familiar common buzzard on Arran makes the identification of rough-legged buzzard a challenge. Pale common buzzards occur on Arran and can perform incredible rough-legged buzzard look-alike acts.

Signs that spring is on the way

February started with a very wet spell with most of the month’s rain falling in the first few days. This was followed by a prolonged very cold spell lasting until the middle of the month. Thereafter it was mild with a pleasant few days to end the month. While at times the weather was not conducive to being out of doors nevertheless almost 100 species were reported – 10 more than last year.