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Fish Counters totals for October 2012

Fish Counters totals – see attachment Ettrick – Out of operation while the cauld is being rebuilt Gala – Separating out the trout and salmon has been difficult this Autumn because of the main days when the river has been […]

Tweed BioBlog – Tuesday and Wednesday 30th and 31st October:

Tuesday 30th October: Most of the day sorting out my forthcoming talk on North Sea Sea-trout and revising and amending the database on North Sea Sea-trout that I’m producing as part of LNS Wednesday 31st October: Joint staff meeting with the RTC […]

Tweed BioBlog – Monday 29th October: North Sea Sea-trout

Monday 29th October: It’s the end event of the Living North Seas programme in Newcastle in a couple of weeks time, and I’m due to give a presentation on the “Database for North Sea Sea-trout”  which is something I’ve been […]

Tweed BioBlog – Friday 26th October: Bird count

Friday 26th October: Out early for a “vantage point” predatory bird count – this means every one out (and the bailiffs too) driving from bridge to bridge (& a few other good vantage points) and counting the Goosanders and Cormorants […]

Tweed BioBlog – Thursday 25th October: Piscivorous birds count

Thursday 25th October:  Out early to do my stretch of the October Goosander & Cormorant count, which is from Rutherford down to Kelso – a lot of birds today, and more Cormorants than usual.  Noticeably wet walking, and the little side […]

Tweed BioBlog – Wednesday 24th October: Europe and the Leithen

Wednesday 24th October: Kenny out at TweedStart, teaching schoolkids how to fish, James analysing electric-fishing data from the Summer. I started the day with more work on our six monthly report to Europe for our part of the Living North […]

Tweed BioBlog- Monday and Tuesday 22 and 23rd October: Past and Present

Monday 22nd October: At the Faskally fisheries lab library, following up various references and leads. Got one reference I’ve been looking for for some time, to the fact that in the past it was widely thought amongst anglers that natural […]

Tweed BioBlog – Thursday and Friday, 18th and 19th October:

Thursday 18th October: Power interuption all today, so out of the office collecting up scales etc.  Later, was able to mount scales for reading, though not to read them. Kenny out doing traps in the rain, but James put his […]