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Birding at Loch of Kinnordy

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Old Friday 18th August 2017, 10:32   #1376
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Visited Kinnordy yesterday for the first time in ages. It was pretty quiet, but a female Marsh Harrier put in an appearance from the swamp hide, hunting over a cereal field beyond the loch. It had a green wing tag on the right wing and I wondered if this meant it was one of the local birds or a different bird passing through? The female in Delia's photo from April does not have a green wing tag and I am fairly sure the bird I saw was an adult as it had missing flight feathers.
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How interesting, and well spotted too Paul.

I wonder if we can find out what's going on there?
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Old Friday 18th August 2017, 11:41   #1378
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Could it be one of these?
http://hawkandowl.org/our-work/resea...een-wing-tags/
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The tag looked that sort of colour but was only on the right wing. I couldn't see any tag at all on the left wing.
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Just back from a visit to Kinnordy.

I didn't get a picture of my two stars.... Little Grebe, who wouldn't really play ball by coming out into the open. And both Marsh Harriers have arrived. Gave some lovely hunting views, but a bit distant for my wee camera.

An Osprey was seen the other day, but I didn't spot one on this visit.
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A very pleasant couple of hours at Kinnordy this afternoon. Plenty of activity: Pair of Marsh Harriers quartering; Pair of Red Kite; Osprey; Sparrowhawk; and my first Sand Martins of the year. Still rather chilly but the birds are telling us its spring.
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Amazing what you can find out when you go to the dentist!

Some smooth newts were found recently at Kinnordy. Apparently they're very rare in this part of Scotland.

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news...kinnordy-fens/
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Old Sunday 13th May 2018, 18:50   #1383
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Had a pleasant visit to Kinnordy this afternoon, and got my best pictures yet of a Marsh Harrier when he came across the water.

I'm rather at a loss to understand why the perspex sides have been removed from the raft?

I was really surprised not to see any Swallows or Martins around. So far I've only seen two Swallows in the town here. And there weren't many ducks in view at all. Plenty of Greylag.

On my way home I went via the Sand Martin bank at Lintrathen and was pleased to see quite a number flying around.

The only sour note, despite a notice in the car park, spotted a guy with a couple of tots and a dog off lead. He did put him back on when I asked him too, but wasn't too happy about it. Guess he'll have removed it once I was out of sight.
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Please note the reserve is closed after a body of a man was found at the reserve early this morning. Not sure when it will reopen but just passing on the info
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Oh dear!! How sad.

Thanks for letting us know Nicola.
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