The weather in September was almost identical to August in terms of mean temperature and rainfall. In comparison to last September, it was warmer and drier.
Tag: bird notes
August was a little cooler and much wetter than the very dry July. The mean temperature was one degree lower, and the rainfall was five times as much, all at the beginning of the month.
Yellowhammers used to be familiar birds on Arran throughout the year. During the breeding season the distinctive song of the stunning male, sounding like ‘a little bit of bread and no cheeeeese’, was a feature of many hedgerows throughout the island and in the winter, flocks fed in stubble fields.
June was noticeably warmer than May. The mean temperature was four degrees higher, and the rainfall was more than 40 per cent less. The light winds of May continued into June giving a prolonged settled spell.
After the very dry April, May was much wetter and in comparison to last May, it was not only wetter, with double the amount of rain, but colder.
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.