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  • Blog Post: Explore the wonders of Galloway

    Your chance to get the inside story on two of our local reserves, Wood of Cree and Crook of Baldoon. Join Paul Tarling on a guided walk about Woodland Pasture at Wood of Cree from 10 till 12; followed by a Walk on the Wild Side exploring the Crook of Baldoon from 2 till 4. Phone Paul on 01988 402130...
  • Blog Post: Osprey

    Well only three days to go for the latest return of the Wigtown Ospreys, time is getting on and we have only had site of single birds on the Bay and none on the nest. The ones we have seen might be birds moving through to other sites and just stopping for a feed or only one has returned there is another...
  • Blog Post: Crook update 12/9/2012

    Winter is coming the first 17 Pale Bellied Brents seen today on the southern half of the Crook and around 400 golden plover and tonight two sceens of geese went south east very high, suprisingly we still have swallows feeding as well. this has been a very strange year.
  • Blog Post: Any exciting Goose arrivals in the Bay yet?

    This was a question posed by Original Goldfinch in another discussion, but I figured it deserved it's own one! I haven't had, or heard any exciting goose or swan reports yet, apart from Billc (one of the Wigtown Bay Osprey volunteers) who saw an A ustralian Black Swan last Tuesday (13th) from...
  • Blog Post: Could this be a reason our third Wigtown Bay osprey chick died?

    Just found a fascinating discussion on the Aberfoyle Ospreys Blog: http://aberfoyleospreys.blogspot.com/ about water logging of eggs causing egg membranes to become thick and difficult for the chicks to break out of, this could explain the death of our third chick.
  • Blog Post: Super Swifts - guided walk

    Join Wigtown's wildlife officer to survey swifts around Wigtown. Meet at Wigtown County Buildings tomorrow, Wednesday 12th at 6pm. These enigmatic master flyers are in decline across the UK. Fidn out way and waht you can do to help them. Make a valuable contribution to their survival by helping to...
  • Blog Post: Halloween is here, the ghosts and ghouls draw near........

    If you go down to the Crook of Baldoon this week, take a close look at the ruins of old Baldoon Castle, on the road to Baldoon Mains farm. There you might see the lonely ghost of Janet Dalrymple wandering the grounds of the ruin in the early hours, her nightdress splattered with blood. She is said to...
  • Blog Post: Bat and Moth Night

    Well Friday night and Saturday morning proved most worth while lots of Pipistrelle bats and some interesting moths the cold weather did not help the flight of moths and should imagine that the bats did not do as well as they might in this unseasonal weather. Actually saw bats in day light on the way...
  • Blog Post: Second video clip on Wigtown Bay Ospreys website

    Wow, I’m getting good at this whole website editing stuff, second video clip of 2011 Wigtown Bay Ospreys posted on Wigtown Bay Ospreys website.
  • Blog Post: JD almost gone, JC still Lazing around!

    Things are getting very exciting wi th the Wigtown Bay Osprey Project as JD shows signs of fledging imminently. JD who we are almost positive is our elder male chick from weight, size and behaviour, was seen on Tuesday 12 th July jumping up and hovering so high he went out of camera shot. There was one...
  • Blog Post: Book Weekend events

    Hello everyone, Spring has finally arrived. The first swallows are swooping through Wigtown and the male osprey EP, is spending every morning at the nest, searching the skies and tidying, hoping a female osprey will take an interest. This weekend is the Wigtown Book Weekend - visit this website...
  • Blog Post: A big thank you to Brian Nolan and the local RSPB Group

    T The 12th of the 12th 2012 was an auspicious day not only for the couples getting married at the other end of the county at Gretna Green. We at Wigtown had our Volunteer Christmas party for the Crook of Baldoon reserve, Wigtown Bay Visitor Centre and the other Galloway Reserves. We had a great...
  • Blog Post: Now there are 2!!!

    EP our male from previous years, that has been hanging about in the area has just turned up on the nest. HJ didn't seem upset by this, so maybe he's a she?? A raven is flying around too. All go today!!
  • Blog Post: Have they all gone?

    There have been no sightings of the Wigtown Bay Ospreys since Thursday, 24th August when H/D and JD were seen on CCTV camera at the nest site, so we are beginning to wonder if they have all migrated? A visitor reported seeing an osprey flying near Wigtown on Monday 29th August, which was presumably...
  • Blog Post: 4:26 am on the 21st July 2012

    The Crook is a special place and most of the time it looks very ordinary but at certain times and conditions it is magical. I was closing down the moth trap on Saturday and looked up and saw this beautiful sight with the Curlew and Redshank calling and a slight mist rising the worries of the world...
  • Blog Post: So long and thanks for all the fish!

    Next Monday will be the last day of my contract as Wigtown Wildlife and Community Officer, so I thought I had better sign off. There will be a new contract advertised soon for 2012's RSPB Wildlife and Community Officer which is due to start in March. 2011 has been an interesting year for Wigtown...
  • Blog Post: Horray! I have created a temporary fix for the Wigotwn Bay Oprey Website!

    Horray! I have created a temporary fix for the Wigotwn Bay Oprey Website! I have finally managed to upload a clip onto youtube and link it to the Wigtown Bay Ospreys website! I know all you techies will be wondering what took me so long, but for me this is real progress, I still don't really...
  • Blog Post: Ian is back from migration but still no news of JC

    I had a very enjoyable visit to both the Glaslyn and Dyfi Osprey Projects in Wales, great to hear that all three chicks at each project are going strong. Still no news of JC so I think we have to assume that she is probably dead. JD is still doing well, he can be seen feeding at the nest site daily...
  • Blog Post: Press Release

    Hot of the Press! (Well so hot that it hasn't even been sent to press yet!) New arrival for Wigtown Ospreys RSPB Scotland takes lead role in osprey partnership There’s a new arrival for the Wigtown Ospreys this week, but it’s not another chick. Ian Brown, a community and...
  • Blog Post: Feed the Birds Day

    Today is the RSPB National Feed the Birds Day, but tomorrow, Sunday 30th October I will be making free bird feeders with visiotrs in the Wigtown County Buildings. The Visitor Centre and Osprey Room will also be open and staffed by my fantastic volunteers, so come along and join the fun.
  • Blog Post: Volunteers lend a hand

    I am slowly building up a group of keen volunteers to help me on the reserve. Recently the volunteers have been helping install a kissing gate and dismantle and reassemble a shed. There's still lots more to do, so if you are interested in joining our team, please get in touch. The volunteers not...
  • Blog Post: New link and address shortcut that can now be advertised to the world!

    Hurray, thanks to the fantastic RSPB webteam this blog is now linked to the RSPB Crook of Baldoon Reserve webpage, which means you can now use the following link to find us: http://www.rspb.org.uk/crookof​baldoon This address can now been advertised to the world, so hopefully we'll get some more...
  • Blog Post: Crook of Baldoon Open Day

    Well the weather smiled on us through a cold breeze but in the sun it was very nice we did not have hundreds of visitors for the Crook's first open day but every one seemed to enjoy the day and I know I did it was good to talk to so many interested visitors and describe some of our ideas for the...
  • Blog Post: No recent sightings of ospreys over Wigtown Bay

    It seems that the Wigtown Bay Ospreys have gone, they were last seen at the nest on Thursday 24th August, and we haven't had any recent sightings of ospreys over Wigtown Bay since Paul Tarling saw one on Thursday 1st September. There are still ospreys been sighted in Dumfries and Galloway, I saw...
  • Blog Post: Movie night in Wigtown

    We are pleased to say that Wigtown has secured a place for one of 6 showings of “Born to Fly” – a cranes story in Dumfries and Galloway and a film on osprey We will be showing the film at Wigtown County Buildings on the 6 th March. Personally I am very pleased that we have been...