Tag Archives: birds

Blooming Summer – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s the height of blooming summer. And no, we’re not just saying that for the hay fever sufferers, who will be struggling with the grass right now. This cock’s foot grass was visibly shedding pollen as you brushed past it. … Continue reading

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Summer? What Summer? – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Summer? What summer? No, that’s not a reflection on the weather, even though it’s blowing a northerly gale as I write this. It’s just that, for a great many creatures, there’s no such thing as ‘summer’ ….the year segues seamlessly … Continue reading

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Migration Magic – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Hello folks, how are you getting on under lockdown? While there are some aspects of it I enjoy (having time to have hobbies, unlike normal), it has brought home to me that I am not cut out for a desk … Continue reading

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Bird Listening – Muir of Dinnet NNR

What, we’re often asked, are those chirpy things that go ‘tweet’ in the bushes? Well, even venerable and world-weary naturalists like ourselves need a wee bit more of a description than that…but, with modern technology, we often get handed a … Continue reading

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LBJs- Muir of Dinnet NNR

LBJs. Or ‘little brown jobs’ to birders. And it’s easy to think half our avifauna is comprised of these – brown things that go tweet in the bushes and all look the same. (Actually that’s warblers….more of them later in … Continue reading

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Royalty Amongst Birds – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Gulls are royalty amongst birds. Discuss. Well, I suspect most folk would disagree – aren’t gulls just the things that crap on your car, nick your chips, dive bomb you in the town and terrify the kids into dropping their … Continue reading

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Going Viral – Muir of Dinnet NNR

No, not the staff, but the blog (I wish!). However, following government advice, I’m afraid our office, visitor centre and public toilets are closed until further notice. While most of us should be ok, unless we all starve to death … Continue reading

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Snakes and Sea Eagles – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Hello out there. Hope you are all well, being able to find stuff in the supermarket (it was really bare this morning) and enjoying the oncoming spring. To be honest, I wouldn’t mind having to self-isolate for a week too … Continue reading

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Adding up to Spring – Muir of Dinnet NNR

It’s spring! We’ve finally had the first adders of the year on Monday this week. Thanks to the heavy snow last week and the stormy conditions this year, the adders have been late in waking up. I can’t remember the … Continue reading

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Let it Snow – Muir of Dinnet NNR

Well, it’s snowed this week, And, boy, did it snow on Monday, for 12 hours solid. It’s been a long time since we had such a prolonged snow ‘shower’ and it dumped several inches of snow on the reserve. While … Continue reading

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