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Summer Visitors to the SNH Hide

Visitors to the SNH Hide at Loch na Creige

Posted: Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Summer visitors to Loch na Creige are now easily recorded from the new SNH hide on the edge of the loch.  Earlier in the season, winter visitors such as Pochard, Tufted Duck and Wigeon may be seen.  Now the summer has arrived (yes, we can hear the rain on the turf roof!) we hope to spot some of the wading species like Greenshank and Common Sandpiper.

Completed in late 2010, the hide has been in regular use by local ornithologists.  As we don't currently know which species are frequenting this secluded area, we hope to build up a picture of the bird life in this part of the Wood.  Later in the season we will be publishing a report on the bird life of the Wood.  We already know about the raptors which a regular visitors, but there are also many smaller birds frequenting the wetland areas and shores around the lochs.

The SNH hide was built by our own volunteers, and financed by Scottish Natural Heritage.  For more details, download our January 2011 newsletter.

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