Monday, December 27, 2010

Stranraer Community Woodland 27th November 2010

Another BTO Atlas Survey and a chance to visit the new Stranraer Community Woodland up on Gallow Hill. Not many trees yet but lots have been planted and there is lots planned such as a wildlife pond. The view of Loch Ryan and Stranraer from the carpark is stunning.

A friendly Robin followed us for a while

Frozen grass

Lots of new paths have already been laid out

Starlings gathered on the wires

We also saw Yellowhammers, Redpolls and lots of Reed Buntings

We then went down to Stranraer harbour where the boats looked very colourful in the morning light.

Oystercatchers, Wigeon and lots of Pale Bellied Brent Geese about


Anonymous said...

From the 5th photo down on this page I can see you were the people out at the same time as my friend and I on Saturday morning!!(29th jan)That was the most we had explored the new community woodland and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our wee dogs did too! I'm looking forward to more nice days up there as we live in the houses just down from there, in the town. Maybe see you again sometime! Kay, Emma and Molly & Blue the doggies x

Wildforms said...

Yes that was us! We are doing bird surveys up there for the BTO. My sons girlfriend is also on the Stranraer Community Woodland Committee, they have got great plans for it so it will be good to see how it progresses.

Anonymous said...

Lovely shot of Stranraer. I'm from the town, but left in 1982 and now reside in Canada. I was back for a visit last year. Your picture really captures the charm of the place, nestled at the foot of Loch Ryan with the green hills rising from behind.