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Spring has (almost) Sprung!

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by Rick T.

5 April 2019

With the 20th March marking Spring Solstice and the recent snow starting to melt it is with great pleasure that we can say that Edward, Emily and Beaky (pictured left) have all made it through their first winter!

Eagle Officer John Wright reported the first Wheatears back and singing at the site and the local Lapwings are displaying over their breeding grounds.

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Eagle School arrives at Tweedbank Primary 27.02.2019

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by Rick T.

27 February 2019

Eagle Schools arrived at the lovely Tweedbank Primary School today and delivered the introductory session to a great group of P6/7 students.

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Lauder Primary celebrate Eagle Day!

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by Rick T.

20 February 2019

40 students from Lauder Primary School were joined by their local community to show off their outstanding Eagle Schools work and enjoy a visit from Mac the Golden Eagle. Ray of the Kielder Bird of Prey Centre delivered a fascinating presentation to the assembled crowd which included other species of raptors including Barn Owl, Eagle Owl, Kestrel and even a Turkey Vulture as well as Mac.

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St Peter's - Out in the Field

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by Rick T.

11 February 2019

Last Tuesday, St Peter's headed out into the field to discover which species inhabit the local woodlands of Gala Hill - notebooks in hand the students endeavoured to identify local birdlife from their in-situ field sketches and set a trail camera to see what was out and about during the hours of darkness. From Witches Butter Fungi to Badger Latrines the students explored their local environment and put into practice all of the skills they honed during their Eagle Schools 'Eagle ID' sessions.

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Catching up with Emily

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by Rick T.

30 January 2019

Last week Eagle Officer John Wright caught up with our oldest female Emily (121) a wee bit North of her last position. She has found a very active rabbit warren and, much like Edward (Blog 7.1.19), was seen exhibiting the same sort of hunting strategy employed by the young male.

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