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Alan Bird

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Caenlochan SAC – herbivore impact assessment

We started the second phase of a major job this week for SNH measuring herbivore impacts on the Caernlochan SAC.  Spent some time up on Glas Maol developing a few bolt-on monitoring techniques we want to use to expand out the knowledge base a bit.  Came across some dwarf willow, as well as this old experimental enclosure (?).
August 22, 2018
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Summer evening – out culling Fallow bucks

Out with a pal whilst he shot some deer last night.  Interesting to see a fallow doe running around with a tiny fawn, right at the end of July.  Beavers continuing to show themselves around the place – impacts now apparent in so many places, and accumulating at a fairly high rate…!
July 22, 2018
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Monitoring red deer on Liathach using remote cameras

We were setting up an interesting job for NTS this week, laying out some trail cameras at the back of Liathach in Torridon to observe deer movements.  It involved lugging a load of kit into the back corries and drilling some holes for installation.  Pouring with rain, as so often here. On the way home though the weather really cleared and this was a view of the Tay valley looking…
June 10, 2018