We live at Keepers Cottage, on The North Rhins, SW Scotland and because of its situation and the variety of wildlife that can be seen in and around the cottage, I decided to keep a wildlife diary. We also enjoy regular walks in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway and beyond which I also record here, with photos and few words.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Cree Valley Woodlands 22nd May 2010
Started off at Low Camer Woods.
Lots of Damselflies about.
Several different Warblers heard in the trees
A newly fledged Robin
Whilst eating our picnic we caught a brief glimpse of a Bullfinch
Next stop High Camer Woods, bluebells not at their best yet
A Pied Flycatcher
The best patch of bluebells I could find!
Next stop Water of Minnoch as it was very hot and we wanted to sit by the water. Spotted this drowning beetle so Mike & Pete went on a rescue mission, long stick needed!
All dried out out Two-Banded Longhorn!
Bird Cherry blossom?
River levels low
Monster in the shallows, a Golden Ringed Dragonfly Nymph
...this ones just shed its skin
We finished up at Glentrool Visitor Centre and had I had Cream o Galloway Icecream, the last one left! The others were contented with their icelollies!