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Wildlife highlight of the day

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  1. ejstubbs
    Member

    @fimm: Most likely candidate would be a wheatear. Some good photos showing the tail colours here: http://shropshirebirder.co.uk/wheatear.html The description and pictures in the Collins Bird Guide are good, if you have access to that. Often seen in upland habitats sitting on fenceposts - the males, at any rate - and sometimes follow you, flitting from post to post, to make sure you leave their territory.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  2. fimm
    Member

    @ejstubbs Yes! That's what I saw. Thank you - I'd have never got that on my own.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  3. Frenchy
    Member

    A sparrow just flew into my living room window. Half a second later a magpie picked it up and flew away. I will assume the magpie is returning the sparrow to the sparrow's nest so that it can recover in peace.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  4. gembo
    Member

    Yes the magpie will do this after removing the sparrow’s loose change, jewelry and eyes

    Posted 1 month ago #
  5. jdanielp
    Member

    A kingfisher flying along the canal at Kingsknowe last week (I only spotted it because it flew past me).

    Posted 1 month ago #
  6. jdanielp
    Member

    I spotted a single cygnet with the swans on The Loch at Heriot-Watt today. They certainly nested late this year but that still seems like a low survival rate assuming there was more than one egg of course (impossible to see since they nest on an island).

    Posted 1 month ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

  8. Frenchy
    Member

    A sparrowhawk carrying breakfast this morning. First time in a few years I've noticed one.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  9. gembo
    Member

    Badger the other night about 22.45 WoL path ran off

    Was scared as Rev. Ollie had a badger on the Harlaw road at similar time of night that took a backie off him

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  10. Frenchy
    Member

    There are currently four buzzards circling over Liberton. Don't often see them within the bypass.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  11. fimm
    Member

    One of those "buzzard close by/eagle far away" birds on Arran. I was cycling round the island. I first thought it was an eagle, then wasn't sure. But I'm rather cautious about saying "eagle". There are definitely eagles in the area.

    Posted 4 days ago #

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