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Fuel for day dreaming

Stirling NNRs With us all confined to barracks, the Stirlng NNRs are now only accessible in person for those that can walk and cycle to them. In my village people are focusing a lot more on the environment immediately around … Continue reading

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A world without adders

Flanders Moss NNR The adders on Flanders will be enjoying this recent spell of fine weather. They are out of hibernation now and need good spells of sun to bask in. The fact that they can do this with minimal … Continue reading

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Stirling NNR Update

Stirling NNRs Just a post to update our readers of the situation with the Stirling NNRs and what we, the NNR staff are doing. The new measures announced last Monday are very clear and therefore SNH has closed all of … Continue reading

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Bench banter

Being in lockdown has made me reflect on just how lucky we NNR staff are to work outside on our beautiful reserves! Its not just the scenery and wildlife that I’m missing already but the people that we work with. … Continue reading

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We struck gold!

Always in search of the next thrill, we have been up to some more extreme sport high speed birding (don’t try this at home guys)! A few weeks ago from the truck window we spotted a small flock of golden … Continue reading

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Random thoughts of a dawn goose counter

Loch Lomond NNR Last week, before the lock down, RSPB and myself carried out the last dawn goose roost count of the winter. It is a brutal one as you have to be in place well before first light so … Continue reading

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A barnacle a long way from the sea

Flanders Moss NNR There is an urgency about the birds at the moment. The first summer migrants are arriving – I heard my first chiff chaffs at home on Sunday. And the geese are milling around in dwindling groups. There … Continue reading

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