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Nature Watch: Spring by the Earn

April 6 2019

Soft sunlight filtering through towering beech trees, the tumbling gurgle of rushing water, and wildflowers peppering the river bankside in a drift of yellow and white polka dots; it is spring and I’m down by the River Earn near Crieff.

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The spawn of spring

March 2 2019

Frogs have declined in recent decades because of habitat loss. Their spawn can contain up to 2000 eggs. By midsummer, the tadpoles will have turned into froglets.

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Opportunity knocks at St Cyrus

February 10 2019

Red-breasted mergansers belong to a group of ducks known as the ‘sawbills’, so called because of the serrated edges to their bills, designed for gripping slippery fish.

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Blending with nature

February 2 2019

Sitting still with hardly a flicker of a muscle, until you blend seamlessly into the landscape and become part of nature is such a productive way for seeking out wildlife; and so it proved in this little strip of woodland by the edge of the Ochils.

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Perfect kestrels

January 19 2019

Kestrels can be found in a wide variety of habitats, including moorland, farmland, coastal cliffs and in our towns and cities. The field vole is its preferred prey.

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