A beautiful evening for an SOC evening walk at Stranraer Community Woodland.
The view from the car park towards Stranraer (click on photo to see larger image)
Ailsa Craig with Arran beyond
A Siskin up amongst the cones
A distant Yellowhammer
Towards Cairn Pat
Fields of buttercups
A strange looking caterpillar that I struggled to identify, however Roy Leverton on the Scottish Moths forum wrote:
“I've seen something like this before, though not quite so extreme. I suspect
it's a Garden Tiger that has lost nearly all its hairs, perhaps have spun theminto a cocoon. Maybe the cocoon was then torn open by a bird. The few hairs that remain, plus the very white spiracles, would fit Garden Tiger."
I think this is a Cuckoo Flower, but an unusual double form
This is the usual form.
A lovely evening walk and plenty of wildlife seen, including over 30 species of birds!