Monthly Archives: January 2011

Saturday Scatology lessons

Science is all about ‘ologys’ – biology, ornithology or in the case of today Scatology. That’s the science of poo if you didn’t know. Today I teamed up with the Sea Mammal Research Unit in search of Seal poo in … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows

A calming high pressure system seemed to be stalling over the islands and the sea was calming down so a check round the north coast of Ness was on the cards. A distant White billed Diver (or are we now … Continue reading

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Dubai the drinks and I’ll go birding!

Its winter and birding is hard work on Lewis – so I thought I’d share some recent pics from two days in Dubai en-route to the Philippines. Just birded around the hotel grounds, but still managed a handful of lifers … Continue reading

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Thawing out

The thaw kicks in and this Greenshank might have somewhere to go now. It looked rather bemused perched on a rock surrounded by ice. Meantime the effects of the big freeze still remain with passerines still struggling to survive. Ten … Continue reading

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Back to reality

After a month away in Dubai and the Phillipines it was back to cold reality and catch up. More on the trip later when I get time to sort photos. A Water Rail has been frozen out at Garrabost, while … Continue reading

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