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.
Sunday, July 04, 2010
Southern Upland Way 3rd July 2010
Up early on the Southern Upland Way above Castle Kennedy. Started offquite sunny and then clouded over, I forgot I still had my polariser on so pictures not up to my usual standard!
Clouded Magpie moth
We watched a family of Kestrels for some time, the youngsters quite clumsy!
We think there were 4 young ones
Stoat running along the wall
Our first Scottish Slow Worm!
Cinnabar Moth Caterpillars
A brief glimpse of a couple of Jays in the distance
Common Heath Moth
Northern Eggar moth caterpillar
Lots of frog & toadlets about, these not yet ready to leave the loch