Tag: bird notes

Another magic moment in Arran’s bird life
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Another magic moment in Arran’s bird life

One Sunday morning in May, walking on the shore by the Kinloch Hotel, the rain had stopped, the sea was flat calm and the bay was full of the haunting, evocative, eerie calls of courting great northern diver.

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Familiar garden birds are flourishing

There was a feeling that while spring was arriving, it was late. Conditions were generally good for birds trying to get on with breeding with, for example, familiar garden birds flourishing.

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Arrival of first summer migrants on Arran

Spring is an exciting time of year, awaiting the arrival of our summer visitors and seeing the last of our winter visitors leaving. The timing of the northerly spring migration is dependent on the weather, not just locally, but throughout the whole length of the migration route.

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Arran Bird Report 2021 a must for enthusiasts

Are there magpie on Arran? Where can I see flocks of starlings on Arran? Are short-eared owls resident on Arran? For all your birdwatching questions on Arran, the best place to start is the annual bird report.

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First signs spring is on the way

In comparison to last February,  this February was milder, the mean temperature was two degrees higher, and it was wetter with 15 per cent  more rain … but the story of the month was the wind.