Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Herons Ahoy!

Great news at our Kailzie centre today with our local heronry at last live on camera! Not many people know that these birds nest in colonies and we have at least three pairs nesting together on the banks of the river Tweed.

The great news is that the nest we have on camera has three hatchlings, approximately ten days old. these delightful nestlings are rather odd looking- somewhat like prehistoric dinosaurs.

They will be featuring live on camera in the centre every day from 12 noon until 4pm, until next week when they will be live all day, everyday. Edited footage will also be shown at the Glentress centre.

As far as we know, this is the only heronry televised in south Scotland- the nearest other is the highly recommended Lochinver RSPB project.

Come and enjoy the views of these strange and beautiful creatures.

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