Lochranza Bird List

The Lochranza bird list shows all the birds seen by us, in and around Lochranza so far this year. I am sure you will agree that there are some great birds on this list

Jackdaw What's that I can see over there ?


  • Black Throated Diver - Up to 9 off Newton Point
  • Little Grebe - up to 5 on the Loch
  • Fulmar - Cliffs near catacol
  • Cormorant - Common
  • Shag - Easy to find
  • Grey Heron - Around the loch
  • Mute Swan - Often on the loch, one bird died earlier in the year
  • Greylag Goose - 6 on the golf course
  • Mallard - very common
  • Eider - easy to see along the coast
  • Goldeneye - Up to 3 on the loch in the winter
  • Red Breasted Merganser - Easy to see on the loch and along the coast
  • Goosander - 2 males for a few weeks
  • Hen Harrier - Occasional sighting on the hills
  • Golden Eagle - Pair nest locally
  • Buzzard - Often seen around the area
  • Oystercatcher - plenty on the loch
  • Ringed Plover - sometimes seen on the loch
  • Snipe - Only one sighting
  • Woodcock - One on the hill
  • Curlew - lots on the loch
  • Redshank - several on the loch
  • Turnstone - sometimes on the loch
  • Common Gull - lots on the loch and at sea
  • Herring Gull - Lots on the loch and at sea
  • Great Black-backed Gull - Up to 3 on the loch
  • Black Guillemot -Seen from Newton Point
  • Rock Dove - Around the area
  • Woodpigeon Quite common locally

  • Short Eared Owl - Hunting on The Boguillie
  • Meadow Pipit - Regular around the loch
  • Grey Wagtail - Occasional on the streams
  • Pied Wagtail - regular around the loch
  • Dipper - Once on a stream
  • Wren

    - common garden bird
  • Dunnock - common garden bird
  • Robin - common garden bird
  • Blackbird - common garden bird
  • Fieldfare - Winter visitor, up to 50 on golf course
  • Song Thrush - common garden bird
  • Redwing - Winter visitor, up to 20 on the golf course
  • Mistle Thrush -common garden bird
  • Coal Tit - common garden bird
  • Blue Tit - common garden bird
  • Great Tit common garden bird
  • Jackdaw - Plenty around the area
  • Hooded Crow - Plenty around the area
  • Raven - Regular sighting on the hills and even in the village
  • Starling - A few in the village
  • House Sparrow - common garden bird
  • Chaffinch - common garden bird
  • Greenfinch - regular around the village
  • Bullfinch - Occasional in the village

 


 

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