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Signs of approaching spring but winter is not over yet

The mild winter continued in January with only three days where the temperature was in negative figures. The mean temperature was a degree warmer than last January. It was also drier than the same month last year, with around 40 per cent less rain, and there were fewer winter storms.

Highlights included: a Slavonian grebe in Loch Ranza on the 1st, the last record was January 2016, aerial jousting between a merlin and peregrine over Sliddery on 2nd, a pair of goosander on Loch Iorsa on 25th and a hunting goshawk on the south of Arran on 31st.

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