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Showing posts with label Wildlife. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wildlife. Show all posts

Monday, 22 August 2016

Monday, 15 August 2011

Friday, 14 May 2010

Whooper Swan

Seen nesting on the banks of the Clyde just across from Clydebank College.

The whooper swan is a large white swan, bigger than a Bewick's swan. It has a long thin neck, which it usually holds erect, and black legs. Its black bill has a large triangular patch of yellow on it. It is mainly a winter visitor to the UK from Iceland, although a couple of pairs nest in the north. The estuaries and wetlands it visits on migration and for winter roosts need protection. Its winter population and small breeding numbers make it an Amber List species.


Thanks to the RSPB for information.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Friday, 6 November 2009

Seals




Grey Atlantic seals on an islet off the coast of Millport.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Monday, 2 June 2008

The Saltmarshes


A visit to Old Kirkpatrick today,and a walk along the Clyde salt marshes.
I spotted this deer and her young fawn, she was no more than 100 yards from the river edge.

The Saltmarshes at Old Kilpatrick is a nature reserve on the banks of the Clyde it contains internationally important numbers of wintering redshank and curlew that flock to the reserve’s rich mudflats, which are an important feeding ground.