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  • Recent Sightings 7-16 November by Angus Murray

    The highlight of the week was definitely the Bittern that was seen by two fortunate observers by the Millbank Burn at the Barr Loch on 9 Nov. Since the formation of the reserve this is only the sixth ever record, the last being in 1994. In common with...
  • Recent Highlights by Angus Murray

    With the clocks going back and the main organized events on the reserve in the period taking place in the hours of darkness (Fright Night and Astronomy Evening) you could be forgiven for thinking that it was close of play as regards any worthwhile birdwatching...
  • Recent sightings 3 – 20 October by Claire Martin

    Winter is definitely approaching at the reserve, and with all the recent rain the ducks are enjoying the newly flooded channels. Sightings of a Slavonian grebe on the Barr Loch on the 15 & 17 October have bumped our year list up to 119 species. ...
  • Recent sightings 25 Sept - 2 Oct by Angus Murray

    Yet again it was another fantastic week for birdwatching on the reserve, the main focus continuing to be at the Barr Loch. An estimated total of 1000 waterfowl were present on the loch there on 30 Sept (attracted by the continuing waterweed bloom as mentioned...
  • Recent sightings 16 -24 September by Angus Murray

    The main bird interest this week was at the Barr Loch where wildfowl numbers were on the increase. A bloom of waterweed there is providing good feeding for grazing wildfowl, particularly wigeon with at least 200 birds present from Monday 22 September...
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