Tag: Jim Cassels

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.

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.

Siberian chiffchaff is Arran first

On Saturday 13 November in a garden in Sliddery a small bird was trapped, ringed, photographed, identified, and released by licensed bird ringers, Chris Southall and Rachel Dobson.