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U3A BIRDIE GROUP June 2015
by Ken O'Connor - 19:37 on 17 June 2015
Many thanks to those who came along for the outing today despite the weather conditions for the middle of June it was not the warmest of days but it managed to stay reasonable during the morning.
A group of primary school pupils were just starting their visit to Cottersgarth, it was decided by the group to change venue to Burger Hill hide which proved to be the right decision as we observed the red throated having its morning wash, a preen of all the feathers and a sleep, all thanks to Tim and his scope we were all able to have great close up views. Tufted ducks and geese with all their goslings were the main birds on the loch but it was good to watch the oystercatchers defending their nests from herring gulls and great blacks. The other birds seen were Bonxie, meadow pipit, LBJ’s, snipe, curlew.
We took a quick look into Cottersgarth at the end but there were no sightings of the hen harrier today mainly due to weather conditions.
The next outing will be to Herston /Quindrie Oyce, on the 15th July, more information nearer the time.
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