Dolphins on patrol


A large school of Bottle-nosed Dolphins came close to the boat we could hear the breathing all around as they made their way along the shore. We should be seeing more of this group as the summer progresses


Winter bird watching

30/1/16 Bird watching trip to Loch Ryan and West Freugh. Greenland White Front, Pink Footed, Brent, Canada and Greylag Geese, Great Crested and Slavonian Grebes, Eider, Scoter, Scaup, Wigeon, Merganser, Goldeneye and Long Tailed Ducks with Red Throated Divers and a murmuration of Starlings to end the day.




January 2016
The geese are starting to build up in some numbers here with 1500 plus Barnacles Geese on Wigtown Bay, numbers of Greylags Pinkfeet, Greenland White Fronts, Pale Bellied Brent Geese can be easily spotted close to the shore a few Canada Geese are found around the larger Lochs, close inspection of the wildfowl flocks could turn up a rare bird or two for the fortunate bird watcher. The Grebes, Sea-ducks and Divers are now established around Loch Ryan and Luce Bay. Some of the white winged gulls are on the coast but they are a little hard to find among the flocks of black headed and herring gulls but the persistent observer can sort them out in time.


At Wigtown Bay LNR

Damp and overcast at the Guide in the Hide today Highlights were 5 Little Egret, a flush of 33 Snipe, and a Water Rail showing close to the hide, several sets of fresh Otter tracks leading up from the river indicated a bit of early morning moment. Come along to next weeks free event 11th November at 1.00pm as the “Winter bird watching is getting better by the day”


Wigtown Bay birdwatching


Over 1000 Golden Plover flying over the area today with another 38 Species seen from the Hide in Wigtown Bay, including 60 plus Barnacle Geese, 40 plus Greylags, a Peregrine, Redwings and Fieldfares. 5 Little Egret were close to the Martyrs stake and a pair of Little Grebes feeding on sticklebacks in the wetland.

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