We hope you like our cuckoo film ,
After meeting up with Raymond on the Sherrifmuir above my home in Dunblane, and after photographing a cuckoo over the past couple of days, where I managed to get some nice still shots , I was still looking for some good film footage.
Ray had come to my rescue, after a discussion between us I informed Ray to get his film camera ready as I was going to call the cuckoo in with an old trick of mimicking the cuckoos call ! first time as well as you can see on the film.
I successfully called the cuckoo in to our location and Raymond as usual got superb film of it with the added bonus of a chaffinch mobbing it.
Well done Ray,
We now have a Scottish cuckoo whisperer ha ha.ha.!!!!!!!!!!!
Some Of The Photos I Took.
Look out shortly on news of FWN, s new film project called WILDCATS AND EAGLES coming soon
WHAT A PHOTO !
When coming away from the river yesterday myself,SALMOMAN 100 and my fellow photographer and good friend Brember Turner , was alerted by our other friend William Heads that he had spotted two ducks on top of a house roof next to the river, this is the first time any of us has seen such a rare site, BREMBER took this magnificent shot from my camera.
Magic eh !!!!!!!!!!!
The White’s thrush breeds mainly in Siberia and Asia.
The unit said it believed that it was the first recording of the species taken by a camera trap in Scotland.
The photographic equipment has been set up in the Woodland Trust Scotland’s Ledmore and Migdale Woods, near Bonar Bridge, to monitor for wildcats.
Camera traps are triggered by changes in heat and motion and take photographs of animals passing in front of them.
Project manager Kerry Kilshaw, of Oxford University, said she was delighted an image of a rare visitor was captured.
“Fortunately my field assistant Ruiradh Campbell has a keen eye and spotted it on one of the camera trap photos.”
WildCRU director Prof David Macdonald said: “Camera traps are probably the greatest breakthrough for field research since the invention of binoculars.
“They give us the capacity to have eyes in the backs of our heads, and lots of them, and it’s a wonderful bonus to secure this evidence of the rare White’s thrush while we are making breakthroughs on monitoring the endangered Scottish wildcat.
Ledmore and Migdale Woods site manager Eleanor Garty said the area supported a wide range of wildlife.
“They are a great place to see scarce summer visitors such as wood warbler, redstart and tree pipit, so it is pleasing to know that we are hosting a rare migrant like White’s thrush too.”