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.
Saturday, May 07, 2011
Auchrochar Wetland Stranraer 2nd May 2011
A beautiful sunny but blustery day and even Loch Ryan looked tropical!
Just outside Stranraer there is a wetland that can be seen from the A75. Auchrochar Wetland is an SSSI and a wildlife haven (sadly managed for shooting!)
We startled a roe deer which was soon followed by 2 others running down the track.
This Greylag Goose then emerged from the reeds making a lot of noise...
...we soon found out why as it was joined by another adult and several babies which it lead away to safety.
We then heard this little fella who must have got seperate from them and started to follow us!
Pete herded it in the right direction and it then heard its parents calling and was soon reunited.
Mallards nesting with a Greylag guard!
Micro moth probably Epiblema species
The wetland looking towards the A75
A great habitat, Reed, Sedge and Willow Warblers heard