Welcome to the Scottish Invasives blog. Invasive non-native species (or INNS) are plants and animals that have been introduced to areas outside their natural range. INNS are currently recognised as one of the greatest threats to biodiversity. The Scottish Invasives blog is intended as an informal forum for those interested in invasive species control. If you wish to contribute, please get in contact. You can click on any of the images to see them at higher resolution.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Mink attack

Amazing footage of a mink raiding a kingfisher nest from tonights (06/06/12) BBC Springwatch, here is a link to the site which shows some stills of the attack but you will probably be able to watch again if you go to BBC iplayer.
Highlights how devastating a predator the mink can be wiping out a kingfisher nest in a matter of minutes.  This is the case for many ground nesting birds and water voles.

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