Monthly Archives: August 2011

Escapism

A few hours out today proved dividends. Bonapartes Gull has returned to Mealbost Borve. It was around from April 20th to June 8th then vanished till it was refound on Sunday at the same place. Boomerang Gull! Other highlights were … Continue reading

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Merlin in care

The local Vet passed this bird on for care. X-rays show no obvious injuries, but clearly has leg issues, and finds it hard to grip with its talons. Small raptors don’t usually live long in care (two ex Sparrowhawks and … Continue reading

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The autumn passage begins in earnest

The best way to clear a hangover is to sit on an exposed Atlantic outcrop and get salt and wind blasted. Off Labost this afternoon – force 5 SW – 14 Sooty Shearwaters, 6 Storm petrel, 290 Manx, 5 Bonxie, … Continue reading

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Tree Sparrows back breeding on the islands

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-14401249

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