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This week began with a morning goose count as part of the National Icelandic breeding Grey Goose Count (IGC) surveys. Fortunately at the moment these early starts aren’t too unsociable with dawn breaking around 7am. gas evolution reaction By the end of the morning along with colleagues from the RSPB we had collectively counted 9,181 Pinkfeet and 434 Greylag on the reserve, not a record breaker but we have had steady numbers through the autumn so far which is always great to see. gas and electric phone number I enjoyed watching these Whooper swans as they flew past my count point. Whooper swans are also visitors from Iceland like the Pink-feet geese they come here to shelter the worst of the Icelandic winter before they return there to breed in Spring.

Alongside the goose count there was also an important Wetland bird survey to be done. Always busy at this time of year all the usual suspects where present in abundance – Tufted duck, Teal, Pintail, Coot, Little grebe and many more. 8 gas laws Note in the picture of Greylag geese below the band of ‘dots’ behind which are a tiny proportion of the Tufted Duck found in their thousands across the whole site.

There are always a few more unusual species present on the loch which while not rare as such can be a bit harder to track down. One of these is the Slavonian grebe, which with a small breeding population of around 30 pairs in Scotland is now a red listed species of conservation concern. electricity definition chemistry In summer the species is one of our most attractive water birds with golden ear tufts and in winter whilst not so striking it is still a beautiful bird with distinctive red eyes shining out from its black and white plumage. gas number density For me its always a species I love to see and there were two off Burleigh sands this week. Apologies the pictures aren’t going to win any awards!!

On Wednesday and Thursday this week we had volunteers out on the reserve helping us to clear some gorse from Carsehall Bog. Carsehall bog is a location which always gets botanists excited, we graze it every year with cattle and there are many plant species here which thrive in the wet boggy holes which make getting around the site so difficult for us humans. One of the most iconic is the Lesser Butterfly Orchid (pictured below) which we survey every year. Gorse is a species which had taken over some areas of the site and shaded out many of the flowering plants so over the years we have been working with contractors and volunteers to get it back under control. We don’t aim to remove it all as it is a great habitat in its own right but just to prevent it from taking over the whole area.

The next day we welcomed Haggis Adventures back for one of their community give back days where their staff volunteer to do some voluntary work. These folk are usually driving around Scotland in big yellow buses but they really put their back’s into working for us and got a mountain of work done. electricity usage by country This is the third time they’ve helped us and they’ll be back again – big thanks to you all. Although they did get the best of the weather – check out the contrast in the sky below………