Articles tagged with the topic ‘Zoology’

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Mervin Kontrovitz and Huw I. Griffiths

Ostracods from the Wet Moat at Caerlaverock Castle


TDGNHAS Series III, 83 (2009), 1(WARNING large file size: 5.11 MB)


Modern ostracods from the recently cleaned moat at Caerlaverock Castle present a
sequence that appears to reflect re-colonization, with Cypria ophtalmica (O.F. Muller,
1776) as the pioneering species. It is followed by Cyclocypris ovum (Jurine, 1820) and
Notodromas monacha (O.F. Muller, 1776), then Candona candida (O.F. Muller, 1776).
They are all hardy, eutrophic taxa common in freshwater to slightly brackish habitats. One
species, Xestoleberis sp., at the top of the sequence, is interpreted to be a contaminant from
the nearby marine environment.


J. Young

Extracts from the Notebook of the late James H Wilson: A Glencaple Wildfowler 1872-1947

Zoology, Ornithology

TDGNHAS Series III, 82 (2008), 31(2.63 MB)


Extracts from the ornithological and wild-fowling notebook of James H Wilson a Glencaple Wildfowler 1872-1947. Full species records are provided as also records of communications with noted ornithologists of the period such as Sir Hugh Gladstone, Sir Pete


R. Mearns and B. Mearns

The Breeding Birds of the Solway Islands

Botany, Zoology, Ornithology

TDGNHAS Series III, 81 (2007), 7(2.95 MB)


The Solway islands are little known beyond Dumfries and Galloway, indeed several books about the islands of Scotland omit them altogether (e.g. H.Haswell-Smith. 2004. 'The Scottish Islands a comprehensive guide to every Scottish island)'. Progressing fr


Y. Boles

Black Grouse in Dumfries and Galloway

Zoology, Ornithology, Proceedings

TDGNHAS Series III, 80 (2006), 178(3.8 MB)


Summary of a lecture given to the Society on 21st October, 2005. An overview of the ecology of black grouse was initially described from identification, breeding behaviour, where they live and what the birds ate at different times of the year. The status


N. Chisholm

The River Annan District Salmon Fishery Board River Management

Proceedings, Biology, Zoology

TDGNHAS Series III, 78 (2004), 156(4.91 MB)


Summary of a lecture delivered to the Society on 19th March 2004 by Nick Chisholm, Environmental Manager to the River Annan District Salmon Fishery Board. The River Annan is unaffected by hydro-electric power schemes, unlike so many Highland rivers, and i


L.R. Griffen, D. Skilling, R.T. Smith and J.G. Young

The Rookeries of Dumfriesshire 2003. Including comparisons with the Surveys of 1908, 1921, 1963, 1975, 1993 and 2004

Ornithology, Zoology, Recent (Social)

TDGNHAS Series III, 78 (2004), 1(4.91 MB)


The 2003 Dumfriesshire Rookery census has revealed that since 1993, the number of nests has fallen from 25,489 to 17,853, a decline of 30%. Earlier surveys in 1908, 1921 and 1963 had indicated a relatively stable population. Subsequent censuses in 1973, 1


H. Boyd and J. Young

Measurements of Geese by R A H Combes: relationships between mass and body size of pink-footed and greylag geese

Zoology, Ornithology

TDGNHAS Series III, 77 (2003), 1(1.68 MB)


Linear measurements and masses of over 700 geese, most shot around the Solway Firth in 1938-1960, provide scare information on total length and wing span and identify some differences in mass and in linear measurements from those reported elsewhere. The s


C. Hartley

Low Tide Counts of Wildfowl and Waders on the North Solway, 1998/9 - 2000/2001

Zoology, Ornithology

TDGNHAS Series III, 76 (2002), 29(1.97 MB)


WeBS is a partnership between the British Trust for Ornithology, The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee.
This paper summarises, on a species by species basis, the results


J. Young and K. Bruce

Cannon-Nets; Their Use to capture birds during Migration Studies on the Solway Firth, Scotland

Zoology, Ornithology, Geography

TDGNHAS Series III, 76 (2002), 9(1.97 MB)


A history of the development of cannon-netting as a procedure to capture and ring birds as a part of migration studies on the Solway Firth. The equipment developed is described in in detail and the the paper is supplemented by statistics of birds captured