Diary of a Field Assistant - Week 7
By Taylor Wildlife, May 29 2017 02:00PM
It was a long time I have to say, but now that we are in June, spring has finally sprung in Scotland! The trees are in leaf, birds have downy young and red deer hings have their speckled calves. The warm, hazy feeling was short-lived this week, and by Thursday bird surveys were called off because of strong winds and rain. Never letting the weather our urge to birdwatch, a day trip to the SWT's Montrose Basin Reserve was planned. Spoonbill, eider duck, little egret, marsh harrier, osprey, red-breasted merganser, and my personal highlight, tree sparrows were all spotted. I must add that sweet hot drinks, slices of cheesecake, iced gingerbread and fish & chips may have also influenced the day's satisfaction level!