This week has seen an abundance of fledglings from many different species at RSPB Mull of Galloway including meadow pipit, rock pipit, linnet, goldfinch, wheatear, pied wagtail, swallow and shag.

Fledgling goldfinch

Fledgling wheatear

Fledgling pied wagtail

And it’s not just the birds that are with youngsters, a roe deer with fawn was seen early one day outside the visitor centre as staff arrived.

Roe deer with fawn

A siskin was seen midweek for a few days visiting the bird feeders or hanging around in the willow bushes where stonechat have also been spotted.


The usual mixture of seabirds have been present on the cliffs or out at sea including gannet, guillemot, black guillemot, razorbill, puffin, fulmar, greater black-backed gull, herring gull and Manx shearwater.


Swift and house martin have also been seen. Common blue butterflies have made an appearance this week, making the most of the glorious sunshine we are currently experiencing as are rose chafer beetle.

Rose chafer beetle

All photos by Rob Conn