The next speaker in the Arran Heritage Museum’s series of fortnightly talks on all things Arran, will be Dr Jim Cassels who will be providing an illustrated talk on Arran bird life.
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Bird Notes for November by Jim Cassels.
Brent geese nest on the boggy Arctic tundra, where the severe climate allows them only about two months of good weather in which to raise a family. By September, they are leaving their breeding grounds, and heading for their wintering areas where they spend the winter feeding on eelgrass in estuaries and on crops in adjoining 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.