Recently we have had some exciting species visit RSPB Loch of Strathbeg. Below is a list of what has been spotted across the reserve over the last few weeks.
Mid April the reserves first osprey of the year was spotted from the visitor centre fishing in the loch, let’s hope they take notice of our newly built osprey nest.
Osprey flying over the reserve, Image – RSPB
Up to four common cranes have been spotted from the visitor centre.
Three common cranes in flight, Image – RSPB
An individual appeared on the reserve in mid April for a brief spell giving us some lovely views from the visitor centre.
White stork viewed from the visitor centre, Image – Katie Bell
There have been at least two females and two males spotted on the reserve from the visitor centre and hides.
Marsh harrier flying over the reserve, Image – Nick Piccozi
Other species seen over the last few weeks include:
Green Winged Teal
Little Ringed Plover
Great White Egrets
The pair of adult little gulls that have been seen regularly on the reserve have been showing some interest in the area of the tern island that they nested on last year, so we are keeping our fingers crossed that we get another pair of little gulls successfully nesting here again this year!
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