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5 -19 August 2021

Observers: F. Simpson

 

Introduction


 

In 2021, due to the hassle of going abroad, our summer holiday was back home in Ayrshire VC75. With little option of timing due to the school holidays, it coincided with relatively poor weather - though we were never going to get a repeat of July 2018! It was too late to breeding survey Tree Sparrow and Yellowhammer, though some of the latter were still singing and feeding young.

 

This time I concentrated on mapping Orthoptera between Irvine and Galston, surveying 1-km squares for Mottled Grasshopper, Field Grasshopper and Common Green Grasshopper. I did a little sweeping for Common Groundhopper but found none. Meadow Grasshopper was not located despited being recorded historically - range loss or a case of misidentification in the past? All records were uploaded to the BRC's Grasshoppers and Allied Species Recording Scheme, using the iRecord Grasshoppers mobile app. Check out the UKCEH Targeting Revisits Map.

 

I also did a bit of mothing in the garden using the light trap. Diversity and numbers were poor in the catches, probably not helped by the weather but also due to lack of habitat in the local area. Gardens in the village do not have mature trees or decent vegetation and are more likely to be gravelled over for car parking. The surrounding area is mainly dairy pasture and long, untouched grassland is restricted to road verges, though even here the local council will have a good go at cropping these areas. If the weather had been better I might have been tempted to trap at my mum's a few mile away in the town, close to Dean Castle Country Park - surely good for many woodland species.

 

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Ayrshire Orthoptera surveys by bike: view from Irvine over the Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran  Fraser Simpson Ayrshire Orthoptera surveys by bike: view from Irvine over the Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran

 

Area surveyed for Orthoptera in Ayrshire 5-19 August 2021 Area surveyed for Orthoptera in Ayrshire 5-19 August 2021

 

 

Garden Mothing with a parasol over the light trap  Fraser Simpson Garden mothing with a parasol over the light trap

 

 

 

Aug 5th

Train journey from Essex to Ayrshire (three trains, underground & bus): 39 species recorded: Collared Dove, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Robin, Blackbird, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coot, Little Egret, Canada Goose, Marsh Harrier, Feral Pigeon, Starling, Black-headed Gull, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Red Kite, Herring Gull, Mallard, Moorhen, House Martin, Common Tern, Mute Swan, Buzzard, Stock Dove, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kestrel, Goldfinch, Pheasant, Little Owl, Raven, House Sparrow, Greylag Goose, Grey Heron, Meadow Pipit, Swallow, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe & Swift (Jersey Tiger & Speckled Wood on Buddleja in Purfleet station).

 

 

Orthoptera Surveys


 

 Garden Mothing with a parasol over the light tra  Fraser Simpson

 

Common Green Grasshopper (Omocestus viridulus)  Fraser Simpson

Common Green Grasshopper (Omocestus viridulus), Knockentiber, Ayrshire, Scotland, 4-Aug 2021

 

Common Green Grasshopper  Omocestus viridulus   S=stridulating (singing) noted


6+, Gatehead Road-Laigh Milton Mill road junction, NS 391381, 6-Aug.

2, A71 underpass/Laigh Milton Mill, NS 385374, 6-Aug.

S, Crosshouse-Laigh Milton Mill, NS 383369, 9-Aug.

S, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, NS 386398, NS 370391, 11-Aug.

S, Milgarholm Park, Irvine, NS 330382, 11-Aug.

S, Irvine beach park dunes, NS 305377-NS 315366, 11-Aug.

S, River Irvine, Holmsford Bridge-Shewalton, NS 354373-NS342371, 12-Aug.

S, Long Drive, Irvine, NS 339377, 12-Aug.

S, Shewalton sand pit, Meadowhead Road, NS 335359, 12-Aug.

S, Gailes-Irvine beach park, NS 315365, 12-Aug.

S, Shewlaton Wood SWT, NS 340351, NS 338346, NS 342345, NS 348354, NS 351359, 12-Aug.

S, Irvine Road, Kilmarnock, NS 408382, 13-Aug.

S, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, NS 395398, 14-Aug.

S, South Woodhill, NS 403395, 14-Aug.

S, Altonhill, NS 417395, 14-Aug.

S, Grassmillside, NS 420407, 14-Aug.

S, Jocksthorn, NS 421409, 14-Aug.

S, Shaw Bridge, NS 422418, 14-Aug.

S, Kilmaurs, NS 407406, 14-Aug.

S, Knockentiber, NS 395388, 14-Aug.

S, West Moorfield Cottage, NS 395373, 14-Aug.

S, Crosshouse-Gatehead, NS 3936, 15-Aug.

S, West Gatehead Cottage, NS 389368, 15-Aug.

S, Craig School, NS 380373, 15-Aug.

S, Hallbarns Farm, NS 379376, 15-Aug.

S, Thorntoun, NS 376384, 15-Aug.

S, Springside, NS 371382, NS 368384, 15-Aug.

S, Warwickdale, NS 368397, 15-Aug.

S, Meadow Wood, Warwickdale, NS 368403, 15-Aug.

S, Cunninghamhead, NS 372416, 15-Aug.

S, Paddocklaw, NS 379405, 15-Aug.

S, Bonnyton-Knockentiber disused railway line, NS 417388, 16-Aug.

S, Bonnyton-Railway Station cyclepath, NS 422386, 16-Aug.

S, Townholm, Kilmarnock, NS 433387, 16-Aug.

S, Kilmarnock Cemetery, NS 440385, 16-Aug.

S, New Farm Loch-Crookedholm, A77 footbridge, NS 446379, 16-Aug.

S, Crookedholm-Templetonburn, NS 450379, 16-Aug.

S, Templetonburn, NS 454380, 16-Aug.

S, Caprickhill, NS 462382

S, Milton Mill, River Irvine, NS 467377, 16-Aug.

S, Milton-old dump, NS 478375, 16-Aug.

S, Burnbank Wood, NS 483373, 16-Aug.

S, Loudoun Kirk-footpath to Galston, NS 493374, 16-Aug.

S, Dean Castle Country Park quarry pond, NS 438396, 17-Aug.

S, Annanhill GC, NS 409381, 18-Aug.

S, Moorfield, NS 404374, 18-Aug.

S, old abbatoir road, Kilmarnock, NS 407366, NS 413364, 18-Aug.

S, Old Rome, Gatehead, NS 394359, 18-Aug.

S, Caprington Castle back road, NS 402360, 18-Aug.

S, Arrothill Farm, NS 399360, 18-Aug.

S, Earlston - N side, NS 405356, 18-Aug.

S, Earlston - S side, NS 410347, 18-Aug.

S, Ditton, NS 409345, 18-Aug.

S, Fortacres, NS 396344, 18-Aug.

S, Peatland, NS 390351, 18-Aug.

S, Rowanhill, NS 388344, 18-Aug.

S, Dankeith, NS 386337.

S, Muirmill, NS 391337.

S, Peatland/A759, NS 389356, 18-Aug.

 

Mottled Grasshopper  Myrmeleotettix maculatus


50+, Irvine beach park dunes, NS 305377 - NS 315366, 11-Aug.

S, Gailes-Irvine beach park, NS 315365, 12-Aug.

Checked the former post-industrial acid heath at Moorfield, Kilmarnock but none remain here (nor Grayling Hipparchia semele) since East Ayrshire Council/Land Improvement Holdings destroyed this rare inland site in the early 2000's.

 

Field Grasshopper  Chorthippus brunneus


70+, Irvine beach park dunes, NS 305377 - NS 315366, 11-Aug.

20+, Shewalton sand pit, Meadowhead Road, NS 335359, 12-Aug.

S, Gailes-Irvine beach park, NS 317365, 12-Aug.

2, Hill Street (brownfield site), Kilmarnock, NS 427386, 16-Aug.

S, Townholm, Kilmarnock, NS 433387, 16-Aug.

S, Dean Castle Country Park quarry pond, NS 438396, 17-Aug.

S, Moorfield, NS 404374, 18-Aug.

S, old abbatoir road, Kilmarnock, NS 407366, 18-Aug.

 

 

Garden Moth Trapping


 

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Crosshouse, Ayrshire  Fraser Simpson

The compact 20W Actinic Heath moth trap was placed under a Scycamore, with the addition of a garden bench parasol on wet nights. Run most nights. Switched off at 03:00 on 9-Aug due to heavy rain.

 

 

Brown House Moth  Hofmannophila pseudospretella


1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 6-Aug (v. wet overnight, 14-15C)

 

Brown House-moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella)  Fraser Simpson

Brown House-moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 6-Aug 2021

  

 

 

Pale Straw Pearl  Udea lutealis


Abundant along hedgerows by day in most areas of central Ayrshire, 6-18 August.

33+, Crosshouse-Laigh Milton Mill, 6-Aug

3, moth trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 8-Aug

50+, Knockentiber-Kilmarnock disused railway line, 9-Aug

30+ Crosshouse-Laight Milton Mill, 9-Aug

100+, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, 10-Aug

3, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 15-Aug

2, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 16-Aug

 

Pale Straw Pearl (Udea lutealis)  Fraser Simpson

Pale Straw Pearl (Udea lutealis), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 8 August 2021

 

 

 

Mother of Pearl  Pleuroptya ruralis


1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 10-Aug

 

 

 

Ermine sp.  Yponomeuta sp.


1, probably Orchard Ermine (Yponomeuta padella), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 7-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 8-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 10-Aug

 

Yponomeuta sp.  Fraser Simpson

Ermine sp. (Yponomeuta sp.), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 7 August 2021

 

 

 

Common Grass-veneer  Agriphila tristella


1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 7-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 10-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 12-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 19-Aug

 

Common Grass-veneer (Agriphila tristella)  Fraser Simpson

Common Grass-veneer (Agriphila tristella), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 8 August 2021

 

 

 

Garden Carpet  Epirrhoe alternata


1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 15-Aug

 

Common Grass-veneer (Agriphila tristella)  Fraser Simpson

Garden Carpet (Epirrhoe alternata), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 15 August 2021

 

 

 

July Highflyer  Hydriomena furcata


1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 15-Aug

 

July Highflyer (Hydriomena furcata)  Fraser Simpson

July Highflyer (Hydriomena furcata), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 15 August 2021

 

 

 

Scalloped Oak  Crocallis elinguaria


1,Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 8-Aug

 

Scalloped Oak (Crocallis elinguaria)  Fraser Simpson

Scalloped Oak (Crocallis elinguaria), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 8 August 2021

 

 

 

Snout  Hypena proboscidalis


1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 8-Aug

 

 

Mouse Moth  Amphipyra tragopoginis


1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 8-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 15-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 16-Aug

 

Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis)  Fraser Simpson

Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 8 August 2021

 

 

 

Straw Underwing  Thalpophila matura


1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 7-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 8-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 10-Aug

4, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 11-Aug

4, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 12-Aug

2, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 15-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 18-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 19-Aug

 

 

Flounced Rustic  Luperina testacea


1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 7-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 15-Aug

 

Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea)  Fraser Simpson

Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 11 August 2021 

  

 

Rosy Rustic  Hydraecia micacea


1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 10-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 16-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 19-Aug

 

Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea)  Fraser Simpson

Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 10 August 2021

 

 

 

Dark Arches  Apamea monoglypha


1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 7-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 8-Aug

2, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 10-Aug

 

Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha)  Fraser Simpson

Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 8 August 2021

 

 

 

Cloaked Minor  Mesoligia furuncula


1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 6-Aug (v. wet overnight, 14-15C)

 

Cloaked Minor (Mesoligia furuncula)  Fraser Simpson

Cloaked Minor (Mesoligia furuncula), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 6-Aug 2021

 

 

 

Garden Dart  Euxoa nigricans


1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 10-Aug

 

Garden Dart (Euxoa nigricans)  Fraser Simpson

Garden Dart (Euxoa nigricans), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 10 August 2021

 

 

 

Small Square-spot  Diarsia rubi


1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 12-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 18-Aug

 

Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi)  Fraser Simpson

Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 18 August 2021

 

 

 

Large Yellow Undering  Noctua pronuba


1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 6-Aug (v. wet overnight, 14-15C)

8, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 7-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 8-Aug

6, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 10-Aug

5, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 11-Aug

5, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 12-Aug

6, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 15-Aug

3, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 16-Aug

5, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 18-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 19-Aug

 

Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)  Fraser Simpson

Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 15 August 2021

 

 

 

Lesser Yellow Undering  Noctua comes


2, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 6-Aug (v. wet overnight, 14-15C)

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 8-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 10-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 12-Aug

3, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 16-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 18-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 19-Aug

 

 

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing  Noctua janthe


1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 8-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 16-Aug

1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 18-Aug

 

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe)  Fraser Simpson

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 8 August 2021

 

 

 

Dotted Clay  Xestia baja


1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 10-Aug

2, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 15-Aug

 

Dotted Clay (Xestia baja)  Fraser Simpson

Dotted Clay (Xestia baja), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 15 August 2021

 

 

 

Square-spot Rustic  Xestia xanthographa


1, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 12-Aug

2, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 15-Aug

 

Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa)  Fraser Simpson

Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 12 August 2021

 

 

 

Other species


Small Copper  Lycaena phlaeas


2, Irvine beach park dunes, 10-Aug.

 

 

Dark Green Fritillary  Argynnis aglaja


1, Irvine beach park dunes, 10-Aug.

 

 

Grayling  Hipparchia semele


20+, Irvine beach park dunes, 10-Aug.

 

 

Small Heath  Coenonymps pamphilus


15+, Irvine beach park dunes, 10-Aug.

 

 

Common Darter  Sympetrum striolatum


2, Milgarholm Park, Irvine, 10-Aug.

 

 

Green Leafhopper  Cicadella viridis


Abundant throughout central Ayrshire in damp grassland and marshes.

 

Green Leafhopper (Cicadella viridis)  Fraser SimpsonGreen Leafhopper (Cicadella viridis)  Fraser Simpson

Green Leafhopper (Cicadella viridis), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 15 August 2021

 

Leopard Slug  Limax maximus


10+, Crosshouse garden, 6-Aug (while putting out moth trap at 23:00 after rain).

 

 

Greylag Goose  Anser anser


3, over Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, 14-Aug.

 

 

Canada Goose  Branta canadensis


c30, over Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, 14-Aug.

 

 

Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea


1, Carmel Water, Knockentiber Viaduct, 14-Aug

 

 

Eurasian Oystercatcher  Haematopus ostralegus


1, flew over calling at 23:35, Crosshouse, 9-Aug.

 

 

European Golden Plover  Pluvialis apricaria


1, flew over calling at 06:335, Crosshouse, 10-Aug.

 

 

Common Buzzard  Buteo buteo


1, Laigh Milton Mill. 6-Aug.

1, Knockentiber Viaduct, 14-Aug.

 

 

Eurasian Sparrowhawk  Accipiter nisus


2, vocal juvs, Dean Castle Country Park, 7-Aug.

f, mobbed by 8 Barn Swallows, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, 14-Aug.

 

 

Common Swift  Apus apus


6, screaming, Crosshouse, 6-Aug.

6, screaming, Crosshouse, 7-Aug.

15, screaming, Crosshouse, 8-Aug.

8, screaming, Crosshouse, 12-Aug.

1, West Plann, 14-Aug.

5, screaming, Crosshouse, 15-Aug.

3, screaming, Crosshouse, 19-Aug.

 

 

Sand Martin  Riparia riparia


6, River Irvine, Laigh Milton Mill, 9-Aug.

 

 

Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica


20+ (inc fledglings fed by adults), Assloss Road, Dean Castle Country Park, 16-Aug.

 

 

Dunnock  Prunella modularis


ad feeding juv, Crosshouse garden, 15-Aug.

 

 

Common Blackbird  Turdus merula


f + b/5, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, 14-Aug.

 

 

Willow Warbler  Phylloscopus trochilus


A few singing occasionally, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, 10-Aug.

1, calling, Crosshouse garden, 12-Aug.

 

 

Common Chiffchaff  Phylloscopus collybita


3, Crosshouse, 6-Aug.

 

 

Eurasian Nuthatch  Phylloscopus collybita


2+, calling, Dean Castle Country Park quarry pond, 7-Aug.

 

 

Common Starling  Sturnus vulgaris


40+, Crosshouse garden lawn, 7-Aug.

ad m, mimicking Yellowhammer, Curlew, Greylag Goose, Swift & Buzzard, Crosshouse garden, 19-Aug.

 

 

House Sparrow  Passer domesticus


60+, Irvine beach park dunes. 10-Aug.

 

 

Eurasian Tree Sparrow  Passer montanus


22, in barley, Southhook Bridge, Knockentiber-Springside dusused railway line, 14-Aug.

 

 

Yellowhammer  Emberiza citrinella


1 singing m, east of Craig Cottages, Crosshouse, 6-Aug.

1 singing m, Fardale Hill, Kilmarnock, 9-Aug.

A few singing occasionally, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, 10-Aug.

1 singing m, West Plann, 14-Aug.

 

 

Viviparous Lizard  Zootoca vivipara


1, bright green individual, Irvine beach park dunes. 10-Aug.

 

 

European Common Frog  Rana temporaria


Noted, River Irvine, Holmsford Bridge-Shewalton, 12-Aug.

Noted, Burnbank Wood/Ladyton Loch, 16-Aug.

 

 

Common Toad  Bufo bufo


Noted, River Irvine, Holmsford Bridge-Shewalton, 12-Aug.

Noted, River Irvine, Laigh Milton Mill, 16-Aug.

 

 New underpass on the cyclepath KSDR Fraser Simpson

New underpass on the cyclepath at Knockentiber along the disused railway line between Kilmarnock & Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

Cycling Kilmarnock to Irvine  Fraser Simpson

Cycling Kilmarnock to Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

Cycling along the River Irvine  Fraser Simpson

Cycling along the River Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

Cycling Irvine harbour  Fraser Simpson

Confluence of Garnock Water & River Irvine, looking towards Bogside Flats - one of Ayrshire premier birding sites, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

Irvine harbour mouth  Fraser Simpson

Irvine harbour mouth, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

Irvine dunes  Fraser Simpson

Irvine dunes, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

Irvine beach park  Fraser Simpson

Irvine beach park, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

Irvine Bay  Fraser Simpson

Irvine Bay, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus) habitat, Irvine dunes  Fraser Simpson

Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus) habitat, Irvine dunes, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

Green Leafhopper (Cicadella viridis)  Fraser Simpson

Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus) temporary vivarium for sound recording, Aug 2021

 

 

Common Green Grasshopper (Omocestus viridulus) habitat, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line  Fraser Simpson

Common Green Grasshopper (Omocestus viridulus) habitat, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

Common Green Grasshopper (Omocestus viridulus, Knockentiber  Fraser Simpson

Common Green Grasshopper (Omocestus viridulus), Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

Biological surveys by bike  Fraser Simpson

Biological surveys by bike, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

Cycling along the disused railway line between Kilmarnock & Knockentiber  Fraser Simpson

Cycling along the course of the disused railway line between Kilmarnock and Knoeckentiber, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line (Green Corridors)  Fraser Simpson

Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

Shewalton sandpit  Fraser Simpson

Shewalton sandpit, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

Shewalton Wood SWT  Fraser Simpson

Shewalton Wood SWT, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

Kilmaurs to Kilmarnock railway line  Fraser Simpson

Kilmaurs to Kilmarnock railway line looking south from South Woodhill, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

Ladyton Loch, Galston  Fraser Simpson

Ladyton Loch, Glaston, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

Restored pond, Dean Castle Country Park  Fraser Simpson

restored pond, Dean Castle Country Park, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

Common Beech (Fagus sylvatica), Dean Castle Country Park  Fraser Simpson

Common Beech (Fagus sylvatica), Dean Castle Country Park, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

wheat field, Crosshouse, Ayrshire  Fraser Simpson

wheat field, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

The fssbirding big breakfast  Fraser Simpson

The fssbirding big breakfast inc haggis, Lorne sausage and fruit pudding, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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