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February 2018

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Plenty of hawfinches at Scone Palace

Plenty of hawfinches at Scone Palace

On our February outing we were lucky to get excellent view of several flocks of hawfinches which obligingly sat still for prolonged views. They were high up in the tree tops so best seen through a telescope. Have a look at the latest trip report for a description of the rest of the outing and a full list of species.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Corn bunting survey

Corn bunting survey

We are looking for corn bunting/ farmland bird surveyors for the coming breeding season (mid-May to early August).

Surveys will require 2-3 early morning visits to a farm in the North East (Peterhead area) or Angus (Arbroath area), each lasting between 3 and 4 hours.

Good farmland bird identification skills are essential.

The surveys form a very important part of the corn bunting recovery project since the results help to advise farmers on how they can help corn buntings and other farmland birds on their land.

If you are interested and think you may be able to help, please get in touch with Yvonne (Tel: 07738881317;
E-mail: Yvonne.Stephan@rspb.org.uk).

It would be great to hear from you!

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Smew seen at Loch Kinnordy

Smew seen at Loch Kinnordy

A male smew has been seen at Loch Kinnordy since last week. Local group member Wendy got this great photo of it. A local rarity which will hopefully stay around for a while longer.