We had some very exciting visitors to the reserve in June. We started the month with a visit from a peregrine falcon.

            Peregrine falcon

Although native to Scotland, peregrines are not a common sight here at Lochwinnoch. In addition to this, we recorded our first ever sighting of a pale prominent moth. You can read more about this moth and the moth-trapping technique we use to capture an amazing variety of species in our blog.

            Pale prominent moth

As summer got into full swing, sightings of our summer visitors continued to come in, with grasshopper warbler, garden warbler and common sandpiper all seen on the reserve. You can hear why the grasshopper warbler gets its name by listening to its distinctive call on the RSPB bird ID page.

            Grasshopper warbler


            Garden warbler


            Common sandpiper

 

Other birds recorded in June:

Little grebe
Great crested grebe
Cormorant
Grey heron
Mute swan
Greylag goose
Canada goose
Teal
Mallard
Pochard
Tufted duck
Goldeneye
Sparrowhawk
Buzzard
Osprey
Peregrine
Water rail
Moorhen
Coot
Oystercatcher
Lapwing
Snipe
Common sandpiper
Black-headed gull
Common gull
Lesser black-backed gull
Herring gull
Wood pigeon
Collared dove
Swift
Kingfisher
Great spotted woodpecker
Sand martin
Swallow
House martin
Grey wagtail
Pied wagtail
Wren
Dunnock
Robin
Blackbird
Song thrush
Grasshopper warbler
Sedge warbler
Whitethroat
Garden warbler
Blackcap
Chiffchaff
Willow warbler
Long-tailed tit
Coal tit
Blue tit
Great tit
Nuthatch
Treecreeper
Magpie
Jackdaw
Rook
Carrion crow
Starling
House sparrow
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Siskin
Lesser redpoll
Reed bunting

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