Tag Archives: short-eared owl

The bad news and the good news

Generally the good news is followed by the bad news, but I’ll be different. A report in the ’Courier’  of 15 November revealed that Scottish Natural Heritage figures show on-shore breeding bird numbers up by 12% between 1994 and 2012. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Birds of the Western Isles – North Uist

This is the first of a series of short blogs about our recent week’s holiday (18 – 25 May) on the Uists, during which we saw 79 species of birds. This first blog relates to North Uist; others will cover … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Brechin freezer (Part 2)

At the finish, I had a pile in front of me comprising a pine marten, red squirrel, wildcat, a badger’s head, kestrel, short-eared owl, barn owl, buzzard, lapwing, three swallows, house martin, skylark, greenfinch, wren and song thrush. The suspect … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment