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Recent Sightings - 4-12 March 2013
After a short spell of wintry weather the spring is back on track, with beautiful sunshine and pleasant temperatures. New channels at the Aird Meadow are now taking shape as the works are due to be finished in a couple of weeks. And there is plenty of wildlife of course! Highlights of the week include...
13 Mar 2013
Recent Sightings - 22 February-3 March
After a long, cold and gloomy winter we can finally say – spring is in the air! Some parts of the reserve are carpeted in snowdrops and first daffodils have started to come out. Other sure signs of spring are the catkins on willows, first green buds on dog rose bushes and, off course, a beautiful...
4 Mar 2013
Recent Sightings - 22-27 November
What a cracking week at Lochwinnoch! Sun is shining brightly, lochs are deep blue and very calm, and the morning frost paints grasses and reeds white. Lochs and feeders at the reserve are absolutely bursting with birds – the big and the small. A place that at the moment is particularly good for...
28 Nov 2012
Recent Sightings - 7-13 November
It’s been raining almost constantly since Monday – not a perfect time for both people and wildlife. Heavy rainfall, fog and high winds may affect migrating birds, causing death of individuals, exhausted by the journey and struggle with the elements. At this time of year, it’s particularly...
14 Nov 2012
Recent Sightings - 9-16 October
What an amazing week at Lochwinnoch! Despite changeable weather we had loads of exciting sightings, including a male hen harrier searching for voles and other small animals on the Aird Meadow on 9, 12, 14 October, and on Barr Loch on 16 October. Large amounts of wildfowl were observed on the lochs over...
17 Oct 2012
Recent Sightings - 4-8 October
The area of high atmospheric pressure over the west coast of Scotland has brought dry and sunny weather to Lochwinnoch. Mornings are frosty and lochs,enveloped in a layer of mist, look magical. Later on, when the mist lifts off, it gets very warm and visibility becomes excellent. These are the perfect...
9 Oct 2012
Stunners and first-oners
Wildlife sightings at the reserve have continued to go from strength to strength over the past two weeks, with amazing otter sightings, once in 24 year sightings and the arrival of some of our first autumn and winter migrants. Firstly, our autumn migrant species have started to arrive/pass through...
18 Oct 2011
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