Last week I found some feathers and a bird ring on the plot. My theory is that a pigeon was eating brassicas, and got itself eaten by a fox.
A friend at work let me know about EURING, who coordinate bird ringing throughout Europe and provide this clearing house for ring recoveries, so I reported it. I had a nice email back saying the bird came from Bonnyrigg and that the owner will be informed.
In other news, I was at the RBGE library today (revising for tomorrow’s exam, rather than displacement activity like this). Noticed a couple of societies:
- Botanical society of Scotland includes the 2006-2010 BSS field project of community woodlands, and published the Flora of Edinburgh and the Lothians. £32 per year
- Edinburgh natural history society