Crook of Baldoon

Crook of Baldoon

Crook of Baldoon
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Crook of Baldoon

  • What have we been up to

    On National Moth Night we have organised a ‘Moth and Bat Night’ during which Paul the warden for the Crook led a walk at the reserve discussing moths, echolocation and the importance of bats to our natural habitats. The night started by setting up a moth trap after which we got our bat detectors in search of bats. By the end of the night we managed to spot a good number of common pipistrelles (41-52kHz) and soprano pipistrelles (50-64kHz). The moth trap set earlier offered a diversity of moths including; poplar hawkmoths, scorched wing, clouded border and 2nd generation snout. We are also pleased to have a cuckoo at the Crook of Baldoon for the fifth consecutive day. Finally, the view of Wigtown Bay from the visitor centre at the top of the county buildings is simply stunning. Goldfinches, siskins, chaffinches and starlings at the feeders, swallows, house martins and swifts in numbers as well as buzzards and peregrine being sighted from time to time,soaring the skies.
  • Bird Sightings

    Four Buzzards and a Peregrine spotted from the Visitor Centre today.
  • Road Signs for the Crook

    We are pleased to announce that the road signs for the Crook of Baldoon are finally up.