Wigtown Bay birdwatching

28/10/15

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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Guide in the Hide

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Geese in the winter Wigtown Bay LNR

Wigtown Bay LNR every Wednesday 1.00pm to 3.00pm the DG Rangers Service and Isle Adventures are proving another season of free events, “Guide in the Hide” So drop in and view the local bird life, spotting scopes and binoculars are available for you to check your bird identification skills using field guides (help provided too) 21/10/15 Today we had 32 species of birds including Shoveler, 70+ Teal, 40+ Redwing, Merlin, Sparrowhawk, 5+ Snipe, Greylags and 2 Little Grebe feeding on Sticklebacks close to the hide. More and more birds will be arriving throughout the winter adding to the wildlife experiences.

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Down in the sea.

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Gary Farr took some great photos while diving with Newton Stewart Sub Aqua Club around the Isle of Whithorn Sunstar, Tom pot blenny, Lobster and Crab

 

 

 

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October Sunshine

13/10/15

October sunshine – Pollock, Flatfish Mackerel, Dogfish and “Rockfish” today – we have had a record number of rocks caught today with more than 10 encrusted boulders hauled aboard of varying sizes …. small Octopus also returned after a photo opportunity.P1010068P1010074

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Moonlight

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A bit of a change from fishing and wildlife photos,#moonlight a scenic view of the Isle of Whithorn overlooking the #LakeDistrict

 

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Calm seas and full sun

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A couple of family trips today had the rods bending and big smiles all round. Porpoise were around the boat for a short time and gannets were overhead making the day enjoyable. Mixed fish today with Pollock and Gurnard bringing interesting species to examine before returning to the sea.

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