Your Wildlife Sightings!

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  1. johnboy19

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    Susan, is this a coincidence or what . You posted a photo a couple of days ago of the tree with the big mouth. I asked you if you hung around to see if anything lived in it. You said you seen it on your way home from Stirling. My daughter and I have been to a bird of prey centre near Stirling where they entice Red Kites with small pieces of meat to a hide. The views are amazing. You get really close to the birds, and get some great photos. It's called ARGATY RED KITES. It's an amazing place. There's a website too Susan. I'd advise you to look it up.
     
  2. bagforlife Gold Member Gold Member

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    Thanks John I will definitely look it up what a coincidence also my friend from Stirling has promised to take me to a place called Flanders Moss near kippen where he lives as there is a tower to climb for wonderful view's, it's a small world John :60:
     
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    Can't wait to here about that Susan. Sounds superb
     
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    Will also be visiting argaty red kites as recommended John sounds right up my street my friend :)
     
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    When we were there, it was free, but they asked you to put a donation in a tin for upkeep purposes. Great wee gift shop too. It's a good wee day out Susan
     
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    Id guarantee you’ve not been far from one or may have even seen one and not realised it. When I lived on the Black Isle they were quite common. One of the largest uk populations.
    Even in Yorkshire snd other parts of England there are decent numbers and it’s doing ok as a species. I’ve spotted them over city centres in York, Leeds and Hull. Not sure what that says on the wider ecological picture as they are generally carrion feeders despite having the ‘tools’ for predation. Too much waste and rubbish lying around? Roadkill ?

    They are a lovely sight but where I am (and it’s fairly mid-rural’ I see virtually no small bird species. Some interesting ones like the red kites, Jays , sparrow hawks.... but nothing else other than pigeons, black birds snd the odd solo starling. Cats are at verminous levels around me and I suspect are to blame for much of the absence of small birds. If a proper study was done into the pointless damage they do to British wildlife then we might have a chance at some legislation to control their numbers and roaming abilities. Countries like Australia have realised the damage and acted on it . The numbers are frightening.

    https://www.livescience.com/65915-australia-cats-wildlife-killers.html
     
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    Very interesting Stevie would never have thought cat's could have such an impact on the wee small bird's, it's a shame you don't get to see them, I probably take them for granted seeing them on the bird feeder every day
     
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    DSC00706.JPG yasss the windmill has blown over hope it blows away :36:
     
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    DSC00708.JPG DSC00709.JPG DSC00710.JPG DSC00711.JPG just need these wee tacky * to get accidentally buried :fear:
     
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    looking towards Troon today , on a clear day you can see it :84:
     
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    over theres ARRAN … honestly !
     
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    This is Arran as the sun sets behind it , really is nice to sit on the wall at the shore and watch it in the summer .
    Called the Sleeping Warrior , look from left to right , can you see it ? warrior lieing on his back Helmet , face , his hands clasping his sword on his chest … nice innit .
     
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    Beautiful Scotia I remember my dad pointing out the sleeping warrior when I was young, beautiful picture :50:
     
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    We usually have a great view of Arran but it's been so murky. The old folk around here are saying they've never known weather like it.
     
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    Whit do they say about Arran Jeannie ? …… " if you cant see it , it,s raining … if you can see it … its just about to rain " .
     
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    DSC00716.JPG poor thing is drenched the birds must be as fed up with this rain as we are :(
     
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    Aye must be a hard slog for wildlife just now , me , thats me in from the school run and I wont be out the door till Monday morning …. them 2 going out for a family ladies 2 days and one night in a lodge at Enterkin House …. ahhh peace an quiet :):)
     
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    Absolutely stunning, what a brilliant photo .
     
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    Beautiful photo Scotia.
     
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    not mine folks , it just came to my mind when I mentioned Arran . I will try to capture one this summer .
     
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