Saturday 31 March 2012

Ayrshire Coast Path From Glenapp

Excellent sunny day for a walk on the Ayrshire Coast Path, travelling North from Glenapp, which is just over the border from Dumfries and Galloway. Met some nice surprises along the way:

A type of hoverfly or drone fly (Eristalis pertinax?)
green tiger beetle
Green Tiger Beetle
common heath moth
Common Heath Moth
Tachina ursina
Tachinid Fly (Tachina ursina)
mountain hare
Mountain Hare
knockdolian hill near colmonell, south ayrshire
View of Knockdolian Hill
ailsa craig
View of Ailsa Craig
grey wagtail
Grey Wagtail

Thursday 22 March 2012

Sound of the Week: Sandwich Terns Calling

Sandwich Terns recorded at Garlieston last year

Sandwich Terns Calling by Creative Nature Media

Friday 2 March 2012

Day at RSPB Mersehead

Spent the whole day wandering around RSPB Mersehead and saw plenty of Barnacle Geese as well as a few Pink Footed Geese and Canadas. Also saw several Yellowhammers, Reed Buntings and a small group of Long Tailed Tits. Duck-wise there were Shelduck, Teal, Pintail, Shoveler, Wigeon and Mallard. Highlight of the day was a short glimpse of the resident female Marsh Harrier. All the birds were singing well and I got a few sound recordings that I will post soon, including my first Skylark of the year.
Female Yellowhammer at RSPB Mersehead