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03 January 2022

Growing up in a small mining village in the central belt of Scotland, I was always looking for an adventure....

23 November 2021

Lots of people over millennia have wondered what it might be like to be a bird, especially what it might be like to...


02 November 2021

It has been a busy year for White-tailed Eagles. The iconic and still scarce raptor has been expanding across...

04 October 2021

Some of the birds that are most special to me now are the ones that really captured my imagination when I was a...

30 August 2021

August and September are good months to birdwatch while sailing around the coast. It is quieter out on the water; the...

19 July 2021

How much of Scotland’s birdlife are we yet to discover? This might seem like a silly question to ask about a small...

06 July 2021

I’ve been fascinated by nature since I was little, which developed into a more academic interest in species diversity...

01 June 2021

For many birders, myself included, a good working knowledge of songs and calls is a...

03 May 2021

With much of the past year spent in lockdown, confined to our gardens and local green spaces, birding opportunities...

12 April 2021

Welcome to spring! The sound of geese (Pink-footed) in the air fades as the birds head north to their breeding...

19 January 2021

Towards the end of autumn, I always anticipate whether we will see an irruption of (Bohemian) Waxwing (Bombycilla...

21 December 2020
Redpoll taxonomy

Every reader of Scottish Birds will of course be familiar with the name...

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