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Recent Sightings - 8-22 May 2013
It’s been a fairly nice couple of weeks with a good deal of sunshine and some really warm days. The warm spell has made a real difference to the appearance of the reserve – it’s getting very green and there are lots of wildflowers in bloom. If you look closely, you may notice that the...
23 May 2013
One could be forgiven for forgetting which season we’re in, given the grim weather we have had over the last few weeks. But if we take a closer look, there are tell-tale signs that despite the lack of sunshine, summer is definitely here. The mild, rainy weather has given a boost to the vegetation...
12 Jul 2012
The team at RSPB Lochwinnoch is not only responsible for the management of this wonderful reserve, but also for that of other, smaller reserves too, including Horse Island. A wee craggy island 1km off the coast of Ardrossan, Horse Island has been managed by the RSPB since 1961. If you have ever taken...
31 May 2012
It’s that time of the year again: the season of new arrivals! Migrants have come back from their winter holidays in Africa and southern Europe and, the breeding season being well underway, chicks have started to appear at the reserve! The reserve is home to many breeding birds with 48 breeding...
22 May 2012
Every season has its perks but spring is without a doubt my favourite. There’s just so much happening, especially in a wildlife haven like Lochwinnoch! Every day brings something new: flowers that weren’t there the previous day; insects you hadn’t seen in months; fresh, bright green...
31 Mar 2012
Morning all, Just returned from the first bird survey of the Barr Loch this year, and what a fab morning we've had! Started out at 6am (starting to drop off as I type!) and had loads of great sightings all the way round. In total (numbers refer to singing birds), we had 84 sedge warblers, 18 willow...
4 May 2010
Hi all, Just a quick post today to catch you up with the sightings over the weekend. Sunday was the monthly WeBS counts, which covers all of the main waterbodies in the area. On the Aird Meadow we had 4 mute swans, 3 female goosander, 3 greylag geese (which have now been hanging around for quite...
20 Apr 2010
A thwack, a whoop, a chug and a beep beep
An absolutely stunning day today, really starting to feel the season changing, and it seems to have taken so long but suddenly everything is sprouting and blooming, there are two beautiful blue flowers out in the wildlife garden, one Pulmonaria and another that looks like an Allium, but I'm not sure...
10 Apr 2010
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