12 days of a Montrose Basin Christmas

12 days of a Montrose Basin Christmas

To be sung with the original 12 days of Christmas tune!

On the first day of Christmas
my true love sent to me: A Partridge in the field

Gray Partridge (c) Marek Szczepanek
Gray Partridge (c) Marek Szczepanek

On the second day of Christmas
my true love sent to me: Two Water rail, and a Partridge in the field

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Water rail (c) Ian Sim

On the third day of Christmas
my true love sent to me: Three Lapwings, Two Water rail, and a Partridge in the field

Northern Lapwing (c) ScottishWildlifeTrust
Northern Lapwing (c) ScottishWildlifeTrust

On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me: Four Cormorants, Three Lapwings, Two Water rail, and a Partridge in the field

Cormorant (c) ScottishWildlifeTrust
Cormorant (c) ScottishWildlifeTrust

On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me: Five Pintails, Four Cormorants, Three Lapwings, Two Water rail
and a Partridge in the field

Pintail Duck (c) Mark Lasnek
Pintail Duck (c) Mark Lasnek

On the sixth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me: Six Geese a roosting, Five Pintails, Four Cormorants, Three Lapwings, Two Water rail, and a Partridge in the field

Pink-footed goose Harry Bickerstaff (249)1
Pink-footed Goose (c) ScottishWildlifeTrust

On the seventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me: Seven Whooper Swans, Six Geese a roosting, Five Pintails, Four Cormorants, Three Lapwings, Two Water rail, and a Partridge in the field

Whooper Swan (c) ScottishWildlifeTrust
Whooper Swan (c) ScottishWildlifeTrust

On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me: Eight Golden Plover, Seven Whooper Swans, Six Geese a roosting, Five Pintails, Four Cormorants, Three Lapwings, Two Water rail, and a Partridge in the field

Golden Plover (c) Dave Appleton
Golden Plover (c) Dave Appleton

On the ninth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me: Nine Seals a sleeping, Eight Golden Plover, Seven Whooper Swans, Six Geese a roosting, Five Pintails, Four Cormorants, Three Lapwings, Two Water rail, and a Partridge in the field

Common Seal (c) ScottishWildlifeTrust
Common Seal (c) ScottishWildlifeTrust

On the tenth day of Christmas                                                                                                          my true love sent to me: Ten Reeds a bunting, Nine Seals a sleeping, Eight Golden Plover, Seven Whooper Swans, Six Geese a roosting, Five Pintails, Four Cormorants, Three Lapwings, Two Water rail, and a Partridge in the field

Reed Bunting (c) WildCrail
Reed Bunting (c) WildCrail

On the eleventh day of Christmas                                                                                                   my true love sent to me: Eleven Oystercatcher, Ten Reeds a bunting, Nine Seals a sleeping, Eight Golden Plover, Seven Whooper Swans, Six Geese a roosting, Five Pintails, Four Cormorants, Three Lapwings, Two Water rail, and a Partridge in the field

Oystercatcher (c) ScottishWildlifeTrust
Oystercatcher (c) ScottishWildlifeTrust

On the twelfth day of Christmas                                                                                                       my true love sent to me: Twelve Ducks a diving, Eleven Oystercatcher, Ten Reeds a bunting, Nine Seals a sleeping, Eight Golden Plover, Seven Whooper Swans, Six Geese a roosting, Five Pintails, Four Cormorants, Three Lapwings, Two Water rail, and a Partridge in the field

Eider Duck (c) ScottishWildlifeTrust
Eider Duck (c) ScottishWildlifeTrust

Merry Christmas from the Montrose Basin staff and volunteers

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