Your Wildlife Sightings!

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  1. Paddy156

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    seen a deer yesterday whilst walking my dog in the park. recently enjoyed the sound of birds chirping in my garden so relative bought me a bird table with seeds. would love to move to the country one day
     
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  2. strike twice

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    I took a walk around a local loch today . It was very calm , the loch surface was like a mirror , and unseasonably mild too . I saw 4 pairs of ducks and a pair of swans . They were all on the loch .
     
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    As a Winter lover, and I don't mind the cold either, this unseasonably mild weather is *' annoying me. Winter should be COLD.
     
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    I will give Jack Frost a phone call good pal,get him to come out and play:50:
     
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    Thank you good friend. Also I'm just back from a wee walk around Hogganfield Loch before I go and get * later on. It's a great wee place to see birds close up. Saw a few Whooper Swans, as well as lots of Mute. There were plenty of Goldeneyes, Tufted Ducks, Goosanders, Mallards, Coots,Moorhens, Herons, Herring and Black Headed Gulls, Greylag Geese, Carrion Crows, Starlings and a couple of Lesser Black Back Gulls. It was a great way to start the year.
     
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    That's a great start to the new year and it was a lovely crisp winter's day today, l just got a glimpse of some kind of bird of prey on the way home from Stirling yesterday it was on top of a telephone pole
     
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    On the edge of the nearest Town to me i was very pleased to spot an over wintering Rose Coloured Starling with a flock of Starlings on a House TV Aeriel :36:

    Also on my local patch later this morning i saw my first Chough of the year.
     
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    Today at work , I saw a Pied Wagtail and also beside the local burn a Dipper .
     
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    Sensational spots mate. Never seen a Rose Coloured Starling before, and not seen a Chough for a couple of years now. Jealous as *
     
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    This morning on my local patch into early afternoon i got my first Redwing of the year,a highly mobile flock of 30 plus,also my first Sparrowhawk and Kestrel of the year.A lovely charm of 40 or so Goldfinch was also noted.
     
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    Just got back from an ultra Dusk local walk with Ruby Boxer,looking for Owls on the way and at an old Church Grounds and on the way back,no luck,but did get my first Woodcock of the year.
     
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    Wee Fox I’ve been putting scraps out for is sitting in my garden in anticipation. :84:
     
  13. blackfish Screaming from beneath the waves...

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    I ran over either a Weasel, Stoat or Mink on the M8 westbound opposite those pyramid hill things where the guy paints the sheep or paints a big * off poppy, which can * off by the way, on Saturday afternoon.

    I’m not proud of it, in fact I am ashamed


    Unless it was a mink, then get it right up you ya wee trout stealing *.
     
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    Yes Mink should not be here of course,they do massive damage to our wildlife,luckily Otters have made a fine comeback and really help culling them in a natural way.But yes if it was a Weasel or Stoat:55:
     
  15. blackfish Screaming from beneath the waves...

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    It was too short for both I think and it was dark grey on top and lighter underneath maybe 6-8” long, also a bit too chunky for either a weasel or stoat.

    Regardless of the joke about mink, I still feel horrible about it
     
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    Just seen my first Kestrel and Sparrowhawk of the year.
     
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    Yes i know what you mean,not the Mink's fault they are here due to Human Goons.BTW Minks are somewhat bigger than the other 2.
     
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    I sincerely hope it wasn’t a dormouse? I’ve checked online and it is beginning to look like it
     
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    On a lighter note

    Don’t know which bird of prey but it had a vole in its talons at Hamilton Service Station just at the entrance to the drive through Costa.

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    I'm sorry, I couldn't resist.
     
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