Blue Tits settled in
A pair of Blue Tit's have taken up residence in the same nest box as last year, hopefully a new generation of birds will be fledged this year.
First Summer Migrants of the year
4 Sand Martins flew east over the site at 1100 hrs, these are the first summer migrants to appear over the site this year.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
As some may have noticed spring is in the air, the Magpies at the staff car park are busy with nest building and a pair of Blue Tits have again taken an interest in the nest box next to the medical portakabin, hopefully they will once again rear a brood from this box.
Male Peregrine hunting along the Clydeside Expressway at SECC, 0900 hrs. Sat on Finnieston Crane until at least 1500 hrs.
A Peregrine seen chasing a pigeon above Clydeside Expressway at Skypark, Finnieston 10:50am (reported by Steven McGrath).
The Waxwing flock at the Crown Plaza Hotel peaked today at 78 Birds which were present until 1340 hrs before flying off across the river towards Plantation.
A Kestrel was also hunting over the west end of the site at 1400 hrs.
35 Waxwings turned up next to the Crown Plaza Hotel on Monday 24 November and 38 were present at 1600 hrs on Tuesday 25 November.
Saturday 22nd November
A male Peregrine hunting over the site at 1000 hrs.
This first winter bird was found by security last night and put in a box. I took it to Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue Trust near Beith ater work. Gay had a look at it and gave it an antibiotic injection, it has a wing injury but doesn't seem too severe. It started eating mealworms straight away when offered to it.
Will post an update when I find out how the bird gets on at the rescue trust.
Friday 10 October 2008
A Song Thrush was feeding on the grass at the east entrance at 0715 hrs, not a common bird for the site.
Wednesday 8 October 2008
An adult female Peregrine was perched at top of the Finnieston Crane, SECC at 1530 hrs.
Lesser Black-backed Gull - juvenile
Another photo of the injured bird detailed in previous post.
UPDATE: Unfortunately the birds injuries were worse than initially thought, the bird had to be put to sleep. At least it didn't have to suffer the fate of starving to death as would have happened if it was left in the roof guttering.
Injured Lesser Black-backed Gull
This injured juvenile Lesser Black-backed Gull was brought to my attention by Jim Milne (Building Services Manager), it was in the guttering between the Concourse and Hall 4. I went up on the roof and brought it down. It had injured it's left wing but otherwise seemed in good health, it ate some food and had a drink while in the temporary cage.
I finished work at 8pm and then took the bird to Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue Trust near Beith, a quick exhamination revealed it may only have a dislocated wing so hopefully the bird will make a full recovery. I will put an update on the site when I get the information from Hessilhead.