Monday, 23 June 2008

Our Other Birds Update

Just a quick update for those of you who have visited our twin visitors centres this year and may have wondered what is happening on the other nests profiled on nest cameras.

At Kailzie gardens our bumper blue tit family have finally fledged, from their nest on the tree outside the front door. Of the 10 or 11 eggs, and nine hatchlings, eight managed to fly the nest safely- not bad! We hope this super pair of wee birds might even attempt a second brood- we will keep the nest camera switched on to keep an eye out.

At Glentress, our swallows in the adjacent shed have now hatched five lovely chicks- they are certainly hungry, and the parents frantic in their efforts to satisfy them! We will keep you informed of their progress.

Other local birds are also doing well: at Kailzie the local heronry has a mix of chicks , some now old enough to be seen flying along the banks of the tweed. At Glentress , we have moorhen chicks and ducklings on the popular pond walks at the Red Squirrel carpark. If is a fantastic time to get out and about and see bird families- ask us how!

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