Your Wildlife Sightings!

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  1. blackfish

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    Saw this fox at Brunton Park!

    So tame it just lay there in the centre circle!

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    I had to google to figure out why they brought a deid stuffed fox on a plinth out into the pitch!
     
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    Over the last week I saw a few Ladybirds . It seemed far too early for them to be out and about . Global warming/seasons moving etc could be the reason I suppose .
     
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    Yesterday afternoon Blackbirds were singing in numerous gardens,Spring is looming ever so closer.The weather next week looks very good with light winds,sunny and perfect for soaring Raptors and for first light action,so i should have a whole collection of cool sightings next week.
    This morning on my local patch i heard and battled to get good views of a male Hawfinch,also 3 flew of atmosphere croaking Ravens flew over my house when me and Ruby Boxer got back.
     
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    two wee birds back at the bird box again this morning , I put it higher up the tree in the autumn and turned it away from the house . im pretty sure they are Blue * .
     
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    Well johnboy19 will be pleased,i saw 4 species of Butterfly late morning/early afternoon today on my local patch,Brimstone,Small Tortoiseshell,Comma and Red Admiral:36:
     
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    Off back to the Highlands for a week 27th March to April 3rd,based once again in Kingussie:36:
    Cannot wait for long walks and the ultra cool Wildlife to be seen in the company of Ruby Boxer of course.Might even have the odd pint,but only after long walks and hikes of course.

    Main targets are Black Grouse,Capercaillie,Golden Eagle,White Tailed Eagle,Goshawk,Ptarmigan,Green Woodpecker,Greenshank,Hen Harrier,Merlin,Waxwing,Long Eared Owl,Short Eared Owl,Barn Owl,Snow Bunting,Ring Ouzel,Brambling,Twite,Peregrine,Sparrowhawk,Great Grey Shrike,Black Throated Diver,Red Throated Diver,Otter,Pine Martin,Stoat,Red Squirrel.

    I do not ask for much!!:56:
     
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    Driving up to Montrose the other morning about 6ish a big Tawny Owl just glides past the front of the car lovely it was
     
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    Massive shame you are no longer in area to link up for a few pints cool Bhoy:50:

    PS Though one fine day we will have a few in finest Dundee:60:
     
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    I've continued seeing Ladybirds out and about , and a Bumblebee buzzed past my head today . Amazing to think that exactly a year ago ( this week ) we were suffering the worst effects of " The Beast From The East " . I couldn't drive to work because of drifting snow . The first time I've missed work due to the weather , and I'm in my 50's .
     
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    Seen a rat oan the telly, it was sitting in the directors box at the King Power Stadium.
     
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    Yes a .ucking big rat indeed!!:50:
     
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    I thought it looked like a big fukin' SNAKE
     
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    First bumblebee I've seen this year. Gave it some honey but wasn't interested.
     
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    This morning on my local patch with Ruby Boxer of course an incredible 25-30 Hawfinch scattered over the Woodland and Church grounds,calling,singing,displaying,feeding,showing very well.At on point a flock of 9 Crossbill joined several Hawfinch in one tree,also showing very well!!
    Also today my first Fieldfare of the year,and several dozen Redwing noted,a number were singing.
     
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    Over the last two days I've seen the first sightings of pairs of Oyster Catchers and also Lapwings . In this part of Scotland there is a saying " the Teuchat storm ". It refers to the last storm of the winter , and only that has passed will the Teuchats settle down into there scraped out nest , and lay their eggs . Teuchat is a local name for Lapwing .
     
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    Sitting in my car at The Fort, I was watching a Pied Wagtail going about it's business, then it flew off at some speed. Seconds later,a Sparrowhawk swooped to try and catch it. The Pied Wagtail just got away, but the speed of the 2 birds was breathtaking, and great to watch.
     
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    This morning several Hawfinch showing very well at the old Church Graveyard on my local patch,never tire of these handsome birds.
     
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    Local Caoati came to visit my room in Monteverde. He was missing an ear. The males roam by themselves while the females stay in groups.

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    I want one. It’s like a wee mini bear.
     
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