Another trip back and forth to Glasgow today, sadly not a lot seen on the road except for about 25 woodpigeons feeding on a roundabout just near the airport. I did see a bird of prey briefly, it was resting on a tree on the side of the road, but it was soaking wet, looking the other way and I couldn’t identify it.
In the garden there was however some great news as a Curlew flew overhead, a first for the year:
- Blackbird x 2, 1xm, 1xf
- Blue Tit x 2 – not in my garden, but another garden in Corstorphine Edinburgh
- Carrion crow x 10 – fly overs
- Curlew x 1 – fly over, bit of a shock!
- Dunnock x 2
- Magpie x 2 – had a great time watching them preen and share a bond, one was passing leaves to the other then grooming the one holding the leaf. Very Interesting!
- Woodpigeon x 2 x in Garden and 25+ – just outside Glasgow airport. Glad to see so many, as the woodpigeon is this week’s species of the week for SpeciesofUK on twitter, a twitter account very worth checking out if you’ve got an interest in UK wildlife.