Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Listening to the dawn chorus in Dean Country Park in Ayrshire on Sunday morning, a Song Thrush took the lead at 0259h with a Chaffinch being the last to join in at 0422h. Two male Tawny Owls heard and Blackbird mobbing some chicks. It was partly cloudy with no wind.
Species/Time of first registration
Song Thrush 0259h
Carrion Crow 0319h
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Moving inland to the shelter of North Glen App proved a wise move with some good counts: Dark Green Fritillary (17) Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (13) Large Heath (17) Small Heath (70+) Large Skipper (2) Wall (1) Golden-ringed Dragonfly (min 9) Also Meadow Brown, Common Blue, Green-veined White, Peacock (very worn individual from the 2007 brood), Chimney Sweeper, Large Red Damselfly, Crossbill (4+), Jay and Tawny Owl.
Thursday, June 05, 2008
One of the highlights of the day was a wild Grey Heron stealing fish from the Penguins! The African Bird Safari, another walk-in exhibit, is another must see. In fact its difficult to find the time to observe the other animals if birds are your thing. Here are a few shots... and no, there are no dangerous animals in the African Bird Safari.
* Actually I remembered I visited Lima Zoo in 2004 where the Amazilia Hummingbirds were obviously flying free outsite the cages...