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TIOTAL
Làithean Buidhe Eòin na Gàidhealtachd (2 de 2)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_DESTHOMSON_11
LINN
1980an; 1990an
CRUTHADAIR
Desmond Nethersole-Thompson
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1910
KEYWORDS
eun-eòlas
coimhead air eòin
glèidhteachas
claistinneach

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Thàinig Desmond Nethersole-Thompson chun na Gàidhealtachd an toiseach ann an 1932 gus eòin a rannsachadh. An dèidh cha mhòr fichead bliadhna de rannsachadh ann an Gleann Spè, dh'fhoillsich e a' chiad aithris aige air gnè nan deochan-biugh. Bho 1964, bha e fhèin agus a theaghlach a' fuireach ann an gleann iomallach ann an Cataibh as t-earrach far an robh iad a' leantainn deochan-biugh fad iomadh bliadhna an dèidh a chèile. Anns an earrann èisteachd seo bho 1980, tha Desmond a' beachdachadh air cuid dhe na h-eòin a tha air tilleadh chun na Gàidhealtachd anns na 'làithean buidhe' airson Eòin na Gàidhealtachd.

And the green sandpiper, another marvellous wader, and it's the bird that defeated me. It's an extraordinary bird with a marvellous, diving, spectacular, courtship and territorial flight. And it is a wader that doesn't nest on the ground but lays its eggs up in an old thrush's nest or an old squirrel's drey. I've seen practically everything with the green sandpipers in Scotland except finding a nest or a brood. I've even seen a cock green sandpiper couple with a greenshank and the greenshank didn't like it at all.

And we've got whimbrels and red-necked phalaropes now, nesting on the mainland. And fieldfares and redwings - those magnificent northern thrushes - have been nesting in the islands and in other parts of the mainland. And up on the high tops, two birds that have never, never nested before have come in recent years; the Lapland bunting and the snow- and the shore lark. I remember with what joy - I had a letter from an English parson who described watching the Lap buntings on a territory that I knew so well, and he described them with their primrose-yellow bills, black faces, and bright chestnut napes. I thought it was a lovely description.

So, Highland birds; it's all happening and it's all up to you now. There's history to be made. But you only need a notebook, and a biro, and a pair of field glasses. But, you must learn to sit for long spells, and wait, and then a new and an exciting world will open up all round you

Airson stiùireadh mu bhith a’ cleachdadh ìomhaighean agus susbaint eile, faicibh duilleag ‘Na Cumhaichean air Fad.’
’S e companaidh cuibhrichte fo bharantas clàraichte ann an Alba Àir. SC407011 agus carthannas clàraichte Albannach Àir. SC042593 a th’ ann an High Life na Gàidhealtachd.
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Làithean Buidhe Eòin na Gàidhealtachd (2 de 2)

1980an; 1990an

eun-eòlas; coimhead air eòin; glèidhteachas; claistinneach

Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis

Bill Sinclair Audio: Bird Watching

Thàinig Desmond Nethersole-Thompson chun na Gàidhealtachd an toiseach ann an 1932 gus eòin a rannsachadh. An dèidh cha mhòr fichead bliadhna de rannsachadh ann an Gleann Spè, dh'fhoillsich e a' chiad aithris aige air gnè nan deochan-biugh. Bho 1964, bha e fhèin agus a theaghlach a' fuireach ann an gleann iomallach ann an Cataibh as t-earrach far an robh iad a' leantainn deochan-biugh fad iomadh bliadhna an dèidh a chèile. Anns an earrann èisteachd seo bho 1980, tha Desmond a' beachdachadh air cuid dhe na h-eòin a tha air tilleadh chun na Gàidhealtachd anns na 'làithean buidhe' airson Eòin na Gàidhealtachd.<br /> <br /> And the green sandpiper, another marvellous wader, and it's the bird that defeated me. It's an extraordinary bird with a marvellous, diving, spectacular, courtship and territorial flight. And it is a wader that doesn't nest on the ground but lays its eggs up in an old thrush's nest or an old squirrel's drey. I've seen practically everything with the green sandpipers in Scotland except finding a nest or a brood. I've even seen a cock green sandpiper couple with a greenshank and the greenshank didn't like it at all. <br /> <br /> And we've got whimbrels and red-necked phalaropes now, nesting on the mainland. And fieldfares and redwings - those magnificent northern thrushes - have been nesting in the islands and in other parts of the mainland. And up on the high tops, two birds that have never, never nested before have come in recent years; the Lapland bunting and the snow- and the shore lark. I remember with what joy - I had a letter from an English parson who described watching the Lap buntings on a territory that I knew so well, and he described them with their primrose-yellow bills, black faces, and bright chestnut napes. I thought it was a lovely description. <br /> <br /> So, Highland birds; it's all happening and it's all up to you now. There's history to be made. But you only need a notebook, and a biro, and a pair of field glasses. But, you must learn to sit for long spells, and wait, and then a new and an exciting world will open up all round you