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Uist – busy winter!

Well, new year, new list so we were up and out on the 1st January having challenged ourselves to see as many species as we could during the short daylight hours. First bird of the day as it was starting to get light was a Dunnock in the garden. We had a pretty relaxing day […]

Missing those Blue Tits?

As we get to the end of what has been a very busy year it’s only natural to look back at life at the beginning of the year and compare it with how it is now. I feel very, very lucky to be able to sit here and type this and look out of the […]

Uist – November 2010

Well not too much to report this month although we did manage to ring over 150 new birds – not too bad seeing as we had nearly a week away in Lewis. I’ve included a summary at the end of this post. We were able to start colour ringing the House Sparrows here in Askernish, […]

Siskin Recovery

Always good to hear about one of the birds you’ve ringed. Had an email from the BTO this week to say that a Siskin we ringed in mum and dads garden in April 2009 had been controlled by the North Solway Ringing Group in Ae village, Dumfries and Galloway in May this year. That’s 284km […]

Uist ringing summary – October 2010

The weather was typical for October – lots of windy days but luckily interspersed with days of sun and calm which made us say “wow, what a fabulous place!”. A Snipe turned up one afternoon and spent time happily probing the flower beds at the front. Ian was out but i managed a couple of […]