Tuesday, 29 September 2015

News from Slamannan tonight

Visited the roost site at Fannyside tonight and got the reward of seeing c100 bean geese coming in over Fannyside Muir from the north east and landing on East Fannyside Loch.

The loch had a lovely covering of white mist on it and soon the birds had disappeared.

Another winter season of monitoring has commenced.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

New update from Simon Rix in Norway

Simon has reported a flock total of 146 birds recently. Only one ring (6U) was read as the birds were in a forested area and not easy to see.
He was not able to judge the number of juveniles due to difficult viewing conditions.

They should be with us within the next 14 days or so. Watch out for easterlies which may help them make up their minds to cross the north sea.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

News from Simon Rix in Norway today

Great news today from Norway. Simon has been out and found 118 bean geese belonging to the Slamannan flock.

He was able to read 5 rings plus took a picture of what would appear to be 07 one of our favourite birds.

We no doubt will get further updates from him in the days ahead. Watch this space.