Yesterday's Wild Ibis Chase.
Yes, it does depend on berry supplies; they're not bothered by severe cold at all as long as they have a supply of berries. If there's a good crop in Scandinavia, they won't bother coming across here.Where are the waxwings?
It froze in the 1981-82 winter when temperatures were much lower (Dawyck Gardens west of Peebles got down to around -25°C that winter).A desultory Google has turned up nothing about the Tweed ever freezing over but I’m sure it must have
I have just read your account of your stay on Malta. VERY well written and presents a grim "picture" despite no photographs.
If I were younger I would be tempted to go there myself to participate in one of the raptor camp sessions (but might well end up in prison for murder!).
I endure a rather "watered down" version of the situation here in Algarve and, to be honest, I see no light at the end of the tunnel.
But, please keep this in the public eye by publishing. Have you ever considered presenting this to the BBC and, if you should make a return trip, suggesting that it is financed by the BBC and accompanied by a photographer/videographer?
All the best,