From Cleaning to Kestrels

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Mitchells Roberton have used the cleaning services of ABC Professional Office Cleaners of 30 Boylestone Road, Barrhead for more than 30 years. Scott Maxwell who is the owner is also a keen ornithologist and photographer. He was kind enough to share with me some photos he had recently taken of baby kestrels in their nest, which I found amazing.

Kestrels have pointed wings and long tails and are the most common bird of prey in Europe although their numbers have declined in Britain over the last few years. With their brown, black, red, orange and cream feathers and yellow legs they are found in a wide variety of habitats from moor and heath to farmland and urban areas.

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They are often seen hovering particularly near motorways which make them one of the easiest birds of prey to spot. When hovering they have the extraordinary ability to keep their heads totally still even in strong winds allowing them to pinpoint and catch small mammals by sight alone.

I hope you enjoy the photos. If you would like to see more of Scott’s photos please visit

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About Alison Gourley

Alison graduated from Edinburgh University School of Law in 1991. She joined Mitchells Roberton in 1996 and became an Associate thereafter. Alison specialises in both commercial and residential conveyancing, advising individuals, large and small businesses, banks, charities and further education institutions on all property transactions. Having 20 years experience in property law Alison has developed excellent relationships with surveyors, independent financial advisers and banks so is ready to act swiftly and effectively to meet her clients’ needs in an ever changing property market. She enjoys getting to know her clients and is committed to giving them an efficient service and is always friendly and approachable. She is also involved with the marketing aspects of the firm and is the solicitor in the office who trains the conveyancing paralegals. Alison is married to a photographer and has one child. In her free moments she likes to keep fit. She is a talented amateur artist and loves nature and the great outdoors.

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