Dalbeattie SAC

Six members of DSAC enjoyed a specimen hunt along the coast of the Isle of Whithorn visiting wrecks and reefs along the way.



Evening Trip to Burrowhead

Monday 9th June

The calm sea conditions provided an opportunity to travel down to the marks around Burrowhead.

Pollock were attracted to shrimp rigs close to the tide race – all returned, a few mackerel were hooked off the Isle of Whithorn before the anglers returned to enjoy a swift pint as they watched the last of the sunset over the harbour.


Isle Of Whithorn

Isle of Whithorn 7th June

Large numbers of Manx Shearwaters passing along the coast in groups of 20-40 and 150, counted in a raft just offshore.

A few Gannets in various plumage ages flying close the shoreline, also Sandwich Tern, nesting Rock Pipit and Carrion Crow, Oystercatcher showing well on the rocky outcrops close to the harbour. 


Woodland Walks

21 May 2014

Cree Woods

Walking in the Cree Woods north of Newton Stewart produced a good range of interesting birds:


Tree Pipit, Redstart, Wood Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher were among the star bird seen on the day.

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