“A brilliant male of this species arrived on the Reserve during a spell of warm easterly winds”
“Pied wagtails were late arriving, but one bird of the European race (alba – very rare here in Spring) was discovered feeding among the ponies at Ha’breck.”
The House Sparrow continued in its top spot in Scotland in the 2021 RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.
Mark Barkan has sent us in this excellent short video of the Common Starling.
” it’s a really important ecosystem to study, especially given how little research takes place in Africa compared to other tropical locales.””
“As might be expected in late Winter, most of the interesting sightings have been of ‘water birds’ and ‘birds of prey’ but a few early migrant ‘land-birds’ have been see, including 2 male Chaffinches in early March. “
The measures brought in due to an outbreak of avian flu will be lifted on March 31st.
The RSPB has produced a Bird Song Identifier that will take you through the most common garden birds.
Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Cardiff University followed tagged 56 Arctic peregrine falcons and tracked their journeys by satellite.
“There have been very few unusual sightings during the last month – two or three brief views of both Woodcock (daytime) and Long-eared Owl (after dark)”