A Peregrine has been seen perched on top of the Stobcross Crane on several dates through October and November. A drake Red-breasted Merganser was on the River Clyde near the helipad on 25 November.
The Fox at the compound has been doing its rounds of the site allowing very close approach during the last week of November.
Update 15 June 2011
2 juvenile Kestrels have fledged from the nest on the Crane next to the river, they can be heard calling and seen flying around the crane perfecting their flying skills.
For the 3rd year running a brood of Blue Tit have fledged from a nest box at the executive car park area, only 2 young this year though (most likely the result of the wet weather making it difficult to find enough food).
An Immature Male Peregrine stooped at a Feral Pigeon over the new arena site at 1500hrs.
An immature male Peregrine flew on to the tower at the Science Centre at 1700hrs, a Goldcrest was also present in the pine trees between Crowne Plaza hotel and Car Park 7.
On Monday 3 January a Buzzard flew south past the centre at 1030hrs.
On Friday 7 January a Collared Dove was at Car Park 7, only the 3rd sighting of this species on the site.
On Monday 10 January 11 Waxwings flew over car park 5 towards Yorkhill at 1115 hrs.
2 Raven (see photo)were feeding along the railway line and flying over car park 6 (first record of this species at the sight), a pair of Goldeneye also flew downriver past the centre at 1600hrs.
Greylag fly past
18 Greylag Geese flew east over compound at 1800hrs.
3 Waxwings flew east over the compound at 1100 hrs and 4 Greylag Geese flew west at 1335 hrs.
Waxwing are back
Waxwings are again feeding behind the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the SECC. They are feeding on the Rowan berries at the car park.
Recent numbers present on the site;
Thursday 18 Nov - 130+ Waxwings at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Finnieston, Glasgow at 1215 hrs.
Wednesday 17 Nov - 90+ Waxwings at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Finnieston, Glasgow at 1500 hrs.
Tuesday 16 Nov- 82 Waxwings feeding on rowans and flycatching at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Congress Road, Glasgow, were scared by a Sparrowhawk and flew towards Yorkhill Hospital at 1245 hrs.
Friday 12 Nov- Eight Waxwings on rowans at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Finnieston, Glasgow at 1100 hrs.
Some Recent Sightings
3 Grey Wagtails in the compound at 1700hrs.
Thursday 23 September
A Guillemot on the River Clyde in Glasgow city centre between the Millennium Bridge and Bell's Bridge.
Thursday 16 September
Still a Guillemot on the River Clyde beside the Science Centre.
Wednesday 15 September
Two Guillemots flew upstream past Bell's Bridge at 0920 hrs, later two Guillemots on the River Clyde in front of the Science Centre at 1750 hrs.
Friday 3 September
A Peregrine perched on Stobcross Crane at 1000 hrs.
The Blue Tit's at the east entrance have fledged 6 young, they left the nest box yesterday. The Kestrel's on the Finnieston Crane have also fledged two young which can often be heard calling as they practice their flying skills around the crane.
Recent bird movements
A pair of Goldeneye have been feeding on the River Clyde at the Squinty Bridge over the last few weeks, these birds are more often seen flying along the river past the centre, a Coot was also feeding in the river after the last cold snap in February.
3 Chiffchaffs were heard singing along the Kelvin Walkway at Kelvingrove Park this morning so the summer visitors are arriving in earnest.
Peregrine on Finnieston Crane
The juvenile male Peregrine was sitting on the Finnieston Crane for most of the afternoon.