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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
Recent Sightings - 25 April-7 May 2013
What an exciting time at Lochwinnoch! It looks like spring has finally arrived and the whole reserve is getting greener and greener with every day. Birds are singing aloud all over the trails and you may see them displaying and collecting nest material. There’s an increasing number of butterflies...
8 May 2013
Recent Sightings - 14-25 April 2013
After a seemingly endless winter we all long for a proper spring to finally come. Unfortunately, the weather can’t make up its mind and keeps alternating spells of bright sunshine with the wintry showers. However, there is a little light of hope as the spring migrants start to arrive and the reserve...
26 Apr 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
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
Bird ringing, Ospreys & updates
Today was our annual bird ringing demonstration, and like all days that we plan to do bird ringing, it was raining. We did get a few birds including 6 chaffinches, 2 great tits, 1 blue tit and 1 dunnock, but for the most part it was too wet making the mist nets very visible to birds. However, we'd...
16 Jul 2011
Recent goings on...
Hi all, The reserve has indeed been a busy place over the past week, with lots of young birds now leaving their nests into the big wide world, including our own great tit family that visitors have enjoyed watching on the webcam . We've had lots of warblers about including sedge, garden, blackcap...
15 Jun 2011
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