Curlews are back.

scobo

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Haven't seen or heard any curlews yet but saw and heard the first Skylarks of the year.
That's the start of spring for me !
 

diawl bach

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Haven't seen or heard any curlews yet but saw and heard the first Skylarks of the year.
That's the start of spring for me !

Same here, heard one on opening day, the word "uplifting" for their song seems particularly apt - not in the lingerie sense I hasten to add, I'm sure we could all think of a group of birds which that would apply to.
 

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There’s loads of them feeding away on the pitches along at Inverleith,Goldenacre, right in the middle of town..👍

I spotted your post, so did a slight detour from my usual path this afternoon - up and alongside the Goldenacre pitches. Sure enough - couple of dozen curlews enjoying the distinct lack of rugby being played...




A whaup bob a loo bop a whaup bam boom...

They wiz diggin' fur wurrims. 🤭

Col
 

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Finally spotted around 20 this morning while out with the dug.
Great to hear that unmistakable call again.

It was really strange, walking along the cycle path in the middle of the city yesterday, where the usual sounds are coming from wrens and robins and blackbirds and thrushes... and the plaintiff call of the curlew comes across from the playing fields...

Col
 

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A little off-kilter but does anyone remember the animated classics series from the 1970s? And particularly the episode The Last of the Arctic Curlews? I've searched youtube but nothing. Mates of my age think I imagined it.
 

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Much bigger flock of Curlew in the field this morning, a good 40-50. Nice to see them is such healthy numbers.
One bird I haven't seen so much of lately is the Lapwing.
Are they in decline here ?
 

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A little off-kilter but does anyone remember the animated classics series from the 1970s? And particularly the episode The Last of the Arctic Curlews? I've searched youtube but nothing. Mates of my age think I imagined it.
I have the book ''Last of the curlews'' by Fred Bodsworth
 

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couple of siskins on my feeders today, as I am locked in I sat in the garden and watched them while I had a cuppa, easker1
 
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