We had some very exciting visitors to the reserve in June. We started the month with a visit from a 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.
Other birds recorded in June:
Little grebeGreat crested grebeCormorantGrey heronMute swanGreylag gooseCanada gooseTealMallardPochardTufted duckGoldeneyeSparrowhawkBuzzardOspreyPeregrineWater railMoorhenCootOystercatcherLapwingSnipeCommon sandpiperBlack-headed gullCommon gullLesser black-backed gullHerring gullWood pigeonCollared doveSwiftKingfisherGreat spotted woodpeckerSand martinSwallowHouse martinGrey wagtailPied wagtailWrenDunnockRobinBlackbirdSong thrushGrasshopper warblerSedge warblerWhitethroatGarden warblerBlackcapChiffchaffWillow warblerLong-tailed titCoal titBlue titGreat titNuthatchTreecreeperMagpieJackdawRookCarrion crowStarlingHouse sparrowChaffinchGreenfinchGoldfinchSiskinLesser redpollReed bunting
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