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Bob McCurley
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Jily 30th 11-30am SURF SCOTER Male Lunan Bay

Postby Bob McCurley » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:59 pm

July 30th 11-30am SURF SCOTER Male - Still showing well at North End of Lunan Bay - Viewed from Top of Dunes above Public car park
In company with a large gathering of VELVET and COMMON SCOTER

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Postby richardblackburn » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:54 pm

Balgavies Loch - 4pm

The osprey 'chick' fledged today. Having flapped and hovered a few times it decided it was high enough to fly. It flew off around the trees on the left side of the hide (where heron nest is) before trying to land on the nest. Having overshot, it decided to circle the island and try and land on the clear branches below the nest. It missed these and crashed into the centre of the island and we didn't see it for the next hour.

The adult male was sat in the dead branches of the tallest tree ignoring al of this, whilst the female was away fishing. When she came back, neither adult knew where the youngster was and still didn't when we had left at 5pm.

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