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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 […]

Uist ringing summary – September 2010

Also the answer to the question what do House Sparrows have in common with The Borg? (You know The Borg – Star Trek, 7 of 9, “we will assimilate you” etc.). Plus moths and birding… Sadly we could’nt quite make it to a round 300 birds ringed for the month – when we think about […]

Uist ringing summary – August 2010

Not a bad start to our ringing here in Uist, we did our first ringing on the 16th August and have been catching at two sites – our garden and the garden next door. The two gardens couldn’t be more different – Bill has been in his house 30 years and the vegetation is, for […]

Miss Whiplash :-o

I’ve changed my name to Miss Whiplash this week and with very good reason. Are you thinking figure-hugging black leather trousers and top , thigh high stiletto boots, whip in hand at the ready? No, the reason for the name change is more due to the injuries i think i must have sustained due to […]