Thursday, 27 June 2013

Merlins

Thanks to the hard work of  local raptor workers LMDP team on Langholm moor - we are lucky enough to have the nest cameras in a Merlin nest on Langholm moor.
This is the first time we have had the nest cameras on a Merlin nest and we are so privileged to have this incredible insight into the world of these fantastic birds. This tiny raptor (about the size of a Thrush) can nest on the ground (often in heather) or in trees. They typically eat small birds like meadow pipits  (as seen in this clip) and insects like moths. 

Over the nest few days we'll try to sharpen the focus to get a better picture and bring you some more clips of activity in the nest.
video

No comments:

Post a Comment