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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 - 13-25 March 2013
It’s nearly the end of March but winter doesn’t seem to be giving up. We all miss these long, warm and sunny spring days, but it looks like we will have to wait for a little longer. In the meantime, visiting Lochwinnoch brings some new wildlife surprises each day and we are never bored! We’ve...
26 Mar 2013
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 - 6-12 February
Hello from snow-covered Lochwinnoch! It’s beautiful today – everything is covered in a white layer and there’s a lot of birds on the feeders. Despite the snow, our brave contractors are working hard to finish habitat project on time. The rest of the week was very exciting too, with...
13 Feb 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 - 1-8 January 2013
After an amazing 2012, with 124 bird species recorded, it looks like we are set off for another record breaking year! Between 1 and 8 January 2012 we have recorded 52 species, this year it’s already 63! Barr Loch is still teeming with waterfowl – several hundred of wigeons were seen most...
9 Jan 2013
Recent Sightings - 4-10 December 2012
What a beautiful, frosty and crisp weather! Sun is shining brightly and all vegetation is covered in a layer of sparkling frost, turning the reserve into a really magical place. There is a lot of action on the lochs and at our feeding stations. Even though the weather was not always that good this week...
11 Dec 2012
Recent Sightings - 28 November - 3 December
The first snow of this winter has fallen this week and the lochs are now frozen. Our Young Volunteers have decorated the visitor centre with the Christmas tree and colourful garlands, getting us all into a festive mood. On top of this the wildlife is not disappointing us. What else would we need to start...
4 Dec 2012
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