Monday, 18 June 2012
Moorland Feeding Station June 2012Nearing 1000 bird ringed at the Moorland feeeding station, I have been amazed at the number and variety of avian visitors to the site all year round. Here are a few recent visitors:
Ironically, Siskins are the comest bird at the feedign station and that is one species I have no photographs of.
Thursday, 14 June 2012
June 14th Checking moorland nest boxeswould like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped with the moorland nest boxes over the last three years, from Mac Hotson who helped site the boxes, to the Cubs, Scouts, Guides, Brownies, Explorer Scouts and Langholm Academy students and Mr Wilson for building boxes for us, Explorer scouts and guides whio helped erect the boxes, Buccleuch Estates for donating wood and all the volunteers who help monitor the boxe and ring the young birds.. this year alone you have helped provide nest sites for five pairs of Pied flycatchers, our first redstart nest and lots and lots of blue tits and great tits.. thank you!!!!!!!!!
today volunteers from Langholm Academy helped ring some blue tit, great tit and redstart pulli:
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
June 13th Langholm Primary 'minis' after school groupStream dipping at speed! Only an hour to get up onto the moor and explore the life of the Tarras ditches and puddles.. but we made it and found some great things along the way...
Palmate newt, diving beetles, pond skaters and tadpoles were exciting finds for the group.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Moorland Feeding Station June 12thThe bird feeding station on the moor is very busy even now, in June. Many adult birds are visiting to fuel up themselves in between collecting catterpillars for their young. Also seeing growing numbers of juvenile birds including Redpoll, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Robin and big numbers of Siskin.
Thursday, 7 June 2012
Also this week, I watched a golden ringed dragonfly emerging from its exuvia, an amazing sight.