Thursday, 26 July 2012

New kids on the block


It has been a strange season, with a very late Hen harrier nest and wet weather, but we've finally got the new nest cameras installed and this is the very first footage we have. The four chicks are growing fast, the oldest is now two and a half weeks old. this video shows the female dropping in to the nest to feed her chicks.

This video, just a few moments after the last clip, shows the female brigning in nest material (heather). The female will continue to add and improve the nest up until the chicks leave the nest.
We hope to do a bit of 'gardening' and trim the heather to improve the view, so keep checkign the blog and facebook page for new footage.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

July 11th Langholm Playcare

Plan B.. because of the inclement weather we decided to stay indoor this morning for a session at Langholm Playcare.. the children created some fantastic artwork of minibeasts and a moorland scene and a river.