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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 - 9-15 January 2013
It is a beautiful, crisp and frosty day here at Lochwinnoch, one of the days that are perfect for wildlife watching. There has been a lot of movement around the reserve, with diggers working on our new pond and contractors sprucing up the shop. We also had some amazing bird sightings in the past week...
16 Jan 2013
Recent Sightings - 14-17 September 2012
Finally, some sun after many days of wind and rain. Our feeders are teeming with garden birds enjoying sunshine (and delicious sunflower hearts). Blue and great tits , chaffinches , goldfinches and siskins , as well as an occasional great spotted woodpecker , are making a lovely view – we could...
18 Sep 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
An obstacle at every tern...
This morning Allan and I set out to carry out a bird survey on Kilbirnie loch. The rain had stopped and it seemed like a good opportunity to go and see what was about, especially with reports of guillemots and black terns around the local area. However, we seemed destined for failure today. Firstly,...
19 Sep 2010
Happy Dawn Chorus Day!
The first Sunday in May is traditionally International Dawn Chorus Day, and all around the world people get up to enjoy the beautiful sounds of the many birds that sing their hearts out at this time of day, declaring their territories and trying to attract a mate. We were no exception and we had over...
2 May 2010
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