Tag: bird notes
The mild weather of November continued into December. The month was however notable for some very wet weather with rainfall totals double those of December 2018
This, the 40th year of the Arran Natural History Society annual bird report, has been an outstanding year for bird records, with three new species recorded for the first time on Arran. In February there was a long staying water pipit, in June the black-headed bunting and in November a surf scoter.
Through images on TV, the Osprey is a familiar bird plunging into water and rising with a fish in its talons. It is a fish-eating bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range. In the tropics and sub-tropics it is resident. The European population migrates to Africa after breeding.