Tag: Jim Cassels

Bird report is out in time for Easter

With a great team effort, the Arran Natural History Society has again got the annual bird report into outlets throughout the island for the Easter holidays, writes Jim Cassels.

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.

Nuthatch are spreading north

In October 2020, David Kilpatrick took this photograph of this colourful, active, striking bird in his garden. It is a nuthatch and the first photograph taken of this species on Arran.