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Ayrshire

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26 July -16 August 2022

Observers: F. Simpson

 

Introduction


 

In 2022 we returned home to Ayrshire for our summer holiday which coincided with mostly really good weather with many blue sky days, peaking at 27C. I again concentrated on mapping Orthoptera in central Ayrshire, surveying 1-km squares for Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus), Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus) and Common Green Grasshopper (Omocestus viridulus). Hot, sunny weather really does make a big difference for hearing stridulating grasshoppers. Common Green Grasshopper rarely sing when it is overcast (unless their body temperature is already high) but as soon as sunshine breaks through they begin that characteristic reeling sound of summer. Cycling country lanes allowed me to cover large distances while listening for this:

 


     

This year I found Common Groundhopper (Tetrix undulata) at Gailes Marsh on the coast. Meadow Grasshopper was not located despite being recorded historically - this may be a case of range loss or misidentifications in the past and present. All records were uploaded to the Biological Records Centre's (BRC) Grasshoppers and Allied Species Recording Scheme, using the iRecord Grasshoppers mobile app. Check out the UKCEH Targeting Revisits Map.

 

In total I cycled 350 miles and recorded in 227 one-kilometre squares.

 

I also ran a moth trap in the garden on several nights. Diversity (67 species) and numbers were much better compared with 2021, no doubt due to the good weather and slightly earlier timing. Gardens in the village do not have many mature trees or decent vegetation and are more likely to be gravelled over for car parking, although plastic grass is becoming popular. The surrounding area is mainly dairy pasture and long, untouched grassland is restricted to road verges.

 

A few highlights included Comma, Holly Blue and Migrant Hawker in Ayrshire; Scotch Argus and Speckled Wood on the Isle of Arran; and Common Dolphin on the ferry crossing to Arran.

 

Ayrshire Trip Reports:  2022 | 2021 | 2019 | 2018 |

 

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

 

Area surveyed for Orthoptera in Ayrshire (VC75) 27 July-14 August 2022

1 Km squares surveyed for Orthoptera in central Ayrshire, 27 July - 14 August 2022

 

Area surveyed for Orthoptera in Ayrshire/Renfrewshire 27 July-14 August 2022

Area surveyed for Orthoptera in Ayrshire/Renfrewshire, 27 July - 14 August 2022

 

 

Garden mothing with a 20W Actinic Heath moth trap  Fraser Simpson Garden mothing with a 20W Actinic Heath moth trap

 

 

 

Orthoptera Surveys


 

 Mottled Grasshopper  Fraser Simpson

 

All records are from VC75 unless otherwise stated.

 

 

Common Groundhopper  Tetrix undulata


1, Gailes Marsh SWT, NS 326357, 10-Aug 2022.

I used a sweep net to find this tiny (8-11 mm) pygmy grasshopper species at various other locations but did not find any.

 

Common Groundhopper (Tetrix undulata)  Fraser Simpson

Common Groundhopper (Tetrix undulata), Gailes Marsh SWT, Ayrshire (VC75), Scotland, Aug 2022

 

Currently known from only a few locations in Ayrshire, the Common Groundhopper favours low vegetation on damp ground around wetlands with a considerable moss component. This species should be searched for in any damp habitats, including mossy areas in woodland.

 

Common Groundhopper (Tetrix undulata) habitat, Gailes Marsh SWT, Ayrshire  Fraser Simpson

Common Groundhopper (Tetrix undulata) habitat, Gailes Marsh SWT, Ayrshire, Aug 2022

 

 

 

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


S, Gatehead Road-Laigh Milton Mill road junction, NS 392382, 27-Jul 2022.

S, Laigh Milton Mill, River Irvine, NS 383370, 27-Jul 2022.

2S, Craig House, NS 379374, 28-Jul 2022.

S, Hallbarns Farm, NS 379376, 28-Jul 2022.

S, Thorntoun, NS 378380, 28-Jul 2022.

S, Holm, Crosshouse, NS 385383, 28-Jul 2022.

S, Rowallan PS (former), NS 439403, 29-Jul 2022.

S, Borland Bridge/B7038 junction, NS 441406, 29-Jul 2022.

2S, Dean Castle Country Park quarry pond, NS 438396, 29-Jul 2022.

S, Knockentiber, NS 396387, 30-Jul 2022.

S, Bonnyton-Knockentiber disused railway line, NS 4039, 4139, 4138, 30-Jul 2022.

3S, Crosshouse Hospital/B7081 verge, NS 401383, 31-Jul 2022.

20+S, Moorfield, NS 405374, 31-Jul 2022.

50+, brownfield site (old Safeway), Burnside Street, Kilmarnock, NS 425369, 31-Jul 2022.

10+, Kilmarnock Rugby Club, NS 435370, 31-Jul 2022.

S, Bellfield Interchange (field on NW side), NS 440366, 31-Jul 2022.

S, Kirklandside Hospital (site of former), NS 443361, 31-Jul 2022.

S, West Mosside, NS 441359), 31-Jul 2022.

2S, Bellfield, bridge over A77, NS 438356, 31-Jul 2022.

2S, Bridgehouse Bridge, NS 434346, 31-Jul 2022.

S, Clayslap, NS 441343, 31-Jul 2022.

S, Balgray Bridge, NS 447338, 31-Jul 2022.

S, Gatehead (farm), NS 454330, 31-Jul 2022.

S, East Mosside, NS 453327, 31-Jul 2022.

S, Maintree, NS 442322, 31-Jul 2022.

S, Laigh Borland, NS 432324, 31-Jul 2022.

S, Craigie, NS 430324, 31-Jul 2022.

S, Lodgebush, NS 425322, 31-Jul 2022.

S, High Langside, NS 420317, 31-Jul 2022.

S, Howcommon, NS 425331, 31-Jul 2022.

S, Wester Hillhouse, NS 435337, 31-Jul 2022.

S, West Moorfield Cottage, NS 394372, 1-Aug 2022.

S, Gatehead (village), NS 396365, 1-Aug 2022.

3S, Peatland (junction with A759), NS 389356, 1-Aug 2022.

2S, Peatland (nr Galrigside road exit), NS 391350, 1-Aug 2022.

3S, Templeton (road to Rowanhill), NS 393345, 1-Aug 2022.

S, Rowanhill, NS 384342, 1-Aug 2022.

S, Crooks (E side), NS 382339, 1-Aug 2022.

S, Crooks (W side), NS 378336, 1-Aug 2022.

6S, Brownlee, NS 376334, 1-Aug 2022.

2S, Catcraig Plantation, NS 373328, 1-Aug 2022.

S, Burnbrae, NS 376321, 1-Aug 2022.

S, Symington (NW side), NS 379318, 1-Aug 2022.

S, Symington (NE side), NS 387318, 1-Aug 2022.

S, Knockendale, NS 388320, 1-Aug 2022.

2S, Fairfield Nursery, NS 390322, 1-Aug 2022.

S, Whitehill, NS 395338, 1-Aug 2022.

S, Townend of Caprington, NS 411345, 1-Aug 2022.

S, Spittalhill, NS 408336, 1-Aug 2022.

S, Laurieston, NS 371340, 1-Aug 2022.

S, Dundonald (S side of village), NS 369340, 1-Aug 2022.

S, Greenpark, NS 373353, 1-Aug 2022.

S, Fairlie Cottages, NS 378361, 1-Aug 2022.

S, Ploughland, NS 365360, 1-Aug 2022.

S, Dundonald (B730 to Drybridge), NS 361355, 1-Aug 2022.

6S, River Irvine (nr GSK/Shewalton), NS 342370, 1-Aug 2022.

4S, River Irvine (downstream of Holmsford Bridge), NS 348369, 1-Aug 2022.

10+S, Irvine, Marine Dr/Portland Rd, NS 313378, 2-Aug 2022.

2S, Irvine beach park, NS 311371, 2-Aug 2022.

13S, Irvine beach park/dunes, NS 311371 - 313367, 2-Aug 2022.

3S, Irvine dunes, NS 313368, 2-Aug 2022.

2S, Irvine harbour, NS 305380, 2-Aug 2022.

S, West Plann, NS 390394, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Southhook-Fergushill, NS 387403, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Fergushill, NS 391405, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Busbie Main, NS 392407, 4-Aug 2022.

2S, Knocklandside, NS 394412, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Laigh Langmuir, NS 397414, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Kilmaurs (west side), NS 401414, 4-Aug 2022.

6S, Camelgrove/Jubilee Wood, NS 407404, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Bonnyton (cyclepath through industrial estate), NS 422386, 4-Aug 2022.

5S, Townholm, NS 433387, 4-Aug 2022.

20+S, Kilmarnock Cemetery (field of long grass, MacKellar Pl), NS 440386, 4-Aug 2022.

S, New Farm Loch-Crookedholm, NS 446379, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Crookedholm-Templetonburn, NS 450379, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Templetonburn, NS 454380, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Caprickhill, NS 463382, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Milton Mill/River Irvine, NS 467377, 4-Aug 2022.

2S, Milton Farm/former dump, NS 478375, 4-Aug 2022.

2S, Milton Farm/former dump, NS 480376, 4-Aug 2022.

3S, Ladyton Loch, NS 486373, 4-Aug 2022.

10+S, Loudoun Kirk/River Irvine, NS 492372, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Hungryhill, NS 491380, 4-Aug 2022.

3S, Alton, NS 500386, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Nether Newton, NS 504389, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Nether Newton (farm), NS 507391, 4-Aug 2022.

S, West Newton, NS 512392, 4-Aug 2022.

S, East Newton, NS 518388, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Woodhead, NS 520380, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Newmilns (west side), NS 520370, 4-Aug 2022.

S, A71, Newmilns-Galston, NS 518370, 4-Aug 2022.

S, A71, Newmilns-Galston, NS 510369, 4-Aug 2022.

3S, Crawlaw, NS 496389, , 4-Aug 2022.

S, Moscow (SE side), NS 488401, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Hemphill, NS 490405, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Rushaw, NS 496410, 4-Aug 2022.

10+S, Lower Rushaw Plantation, NS 506418, 4-Aug 2022.

2S, Greendale, NS 491417, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Grassyards, NS 486416, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Blackwood, NS 477411, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Walston Farm, NS 467406, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Little Raws, NS 470401, 4-Aug 2022.

S, East Raws, NS 473395, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Grougar Mains, NS 462390, 4-Aug 2022.

10+S, Caledonian Water Alliance site (New Farm), NS 447388, 4-Aug 2022.

S, Whinpark, NS 447391, 4-Aug 2022.

S, East Wardlaw, NS 451391, 4-Aug 2022.

2S, Bringan Ford, NS 451401, 4-Aug 2022.

5S, Fisherman's Walk/Glenrosa Water, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, NS 012367, 5-Aug 2022.

2S, low dune grassland, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, NS 012371, 5-Aug 2022.

S, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, NS 3939, 3839, 3739, 8-Aug 2022.

S, Warwick Mains, NS 369395, 8-Aug 2022.

S, Warwickdale, NS 369401, 8-Aug 2022.

3S, Overton-Paddocklaw, NS 370407, 8-Aug 2022.

S, Middleton, NS 367413, 8-Aug 2022.

2S, Cunninghamhead, NS 372416, 8-Aug 2022.

2S, Newtonhead, NS 382416, 8-Aug 2022.

S, Perceton, NS 354401, 8-Aug 2022.

S, Drummuir-Perceton, NS 358395, 8-Aug 2022.

S, Capringstone, NS 358389, 8-Aug 2022.

S, Springside-Dreghorn disused railway line, NS 360387, 8-Aug 2022.

3S, Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, NS 360378, 8-Aug 2022.

12S, Holmsford Bridge-Shewalton (River Irvine), NS 354376-352370-350369, 8-Aug 2022.

4+S, Shewalton sandpit, Meadowhead Road, NS 335359, 8-Aug 2022.

30+ (m+f), Shewalton sandpit, Meadowhead Road, NS 336361, 8-Aug 2022.

30+S, Shewalton Wood SWT, NS 338357-341358-351360-349356-350353-339340, 8-Aug 2022.

4S, Barassie, NS 330328, 8-Aug 2022.

20+S, NCN Route 7/Troon Darley GC, NS 329325-330319, 8-Aug 2022.

S, Troon north shore/Barassie, NS 319314, 8-Aug 2022.

6S, Barassie (N end at GC), NS 325338, 8-Aug 2022.

S, A759, Hillhouse Quarry, NS 338338, 8-Aug 2022.

2S, Pow Burn, NS 346276, 9-Aug 2022.

30+S, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, NS 3939-3839-3739, 10-Aug 2022.

3S, Dreghorn-Irvine disused railway line (NCN Route 73), NS 356385, 10-Aug 2022.

6+S, Annick Park, Dreghorn-Irvine disused railway line (NCN Route 73), NS 347383, 10-Aug 2022.

4S, Dreghorn-Irvine disused railway line (NCN Route 73), NS 338382, 10-Aug 2022.

20+S, near Riverside Hotel, Dreghorn-Irvine disused railway line (NCN Route 73), NS 334387, 10-Aug 2022.

4S, Milgarholm Park, NS 330384, 10-Aug 2022.

20+S, Milgarholm Park, NS 329382, 10-Aug 2022.

S, Confluence of River Annick/River Irvine, NS 325377, 10-Aug 2022.

20+S, Tarryholme Pond, NS 331377, 10-Aug 2022.

2S, Riverside Business Park, Shewalton, NS 336375, 10-Aug 2022.

4S, Shewalton Road/edge of golf course, NS 336375, 10-Aug 2022.

2S, Gailes (Troon road N side of GC), NS 329364, 10-Aug 2022.

20+S, Gailes Marsh SWT, NS 326357, 10-Aug 2022.

3S, Gailes Marsh SWT, NS 323358, 10-Aug 2022.

10+S, Marine Drive, Irvine, NS 317365, 10-Aug 2022.

20+S, Girdle Toll, NS 349405, 11-Aug 2022.

S, Hill Roundabout, Irvine, NS 334407, 11-Aug 2022.

10+S, dovecot/pond, Eglinton Country Park, NS 330414, 11-Aug 2022.

20+S, Cairnmount Hill Viewpoint, Eglinton Country Park, NS 339414, 11-Aug 2022.

Common, Eglinton Country Park, NS 339417, 336417, 331415, 320418, 322427, 330422, 325420, 11-Aug 2022.

10+S, Eglinton Community Garden, NS 313421, 11-Aug 2022.

2S, road NE out of Eglinton CP to Benslie Wood, NS 334424, 11-Aug 2022.

S, Benslie, NS 333431, 11-Aug 2022.

4S, Laigh Patterton, NS 341436, 11-Aug 2022.

2S, Montgreenan (road on south side), NS 346440, 11-Aug 2022.

S, Torranyard (west side), NS 353441, 11-Aug 2022.

S, Torranyard (east side), NS 358439, 11-Aug 2022.

S, Laigh Auchenharvie, NS 362440, 11-Aug 2022.

S, Stacklawhill, NS 371442, 11-Aug 2022.

S, Stacklawhill (south side), NS 371437, 11-Aug 2022.

S, Haysmuir, NS 382435, 11-Aug 2022.

S, Langlands Farm, NS 386428, 11-Aug 2022.

S, Cunninghamhead (north side), NS 376421, 11-Aug 2022.

3S, Girgenti, NS 363435, 11-Aug 2022.

S, West Balgray, NS 353425, 11-Aug 2022.

S, Millburnside, NS 349420, 11-Aug 2022.

S, minor road to Annick Lodge, NS 351420-353419, 11-Aug 2022.

S, Roddinghill, NS 364421, 11-Aug 2022.

2S, High Armsheugh, NS 346418, 11-Aug 2022.

5S, Stanecastle (long grass along B769), NS 338397, 11-Aug 2022.

S, Bourtreehill (busway), NS 347390, 11-Aug 2022.

10+S, Bourtreehill (north side; cyclepath along Annick Water), NS 349391, 11-Aug 2022.

2S, South Woodhill, NS 409395, 12-Aug 2022.

S, Altonhill, NS 419400, 12-Aug 2022.

S, Tour (road on east side), NS 420403, 12-Aug 2022.

S, Jocksthorn, NS 421411, 12-Aug 2022.

3S, Bellsland Farm, NS 417415, 12-Aug 2022.

20+S, Carmel Water, Shaw Bridge, NS 422418, 12-Aug 2022.

S, Newlands, NS 421424, 12-Aug 2022.

S, Mid Buiston, NS 421433, 12-Aug 2022.

S, Buistonend, NS 414431, 12-Aug 2022.

S, Floors, NS 410429, 12-Aug 2022.

S, Floors-Wheatrig Bridge, NS 405428, 12-Aug 2022.

3S, Titwood, NS 402433, 12-Aug 2022.

S, Mid Lamroughton, NS 398437, 12-Aug 2022.

S, Bottoms, NS 394446, 12-Aug 2022.

S, Cankerton, NS 394451, 12-Aug 2022.

S, Bankend, NS 385444, 12-Aug 2022.

S, Alton, NS 390420, 12-Aug 2022.

S, Altonbridge, NS 393419, 12-Aug 2022.

20+S, North Craig Reservoir, NS 439415, 12-Aug 2022.

S, Meiklewood (end of NCR/Little Mosside road), NS 443411, 12-Aug 2022.

2S, Meikle Mosside (edge of felled woodland strip), NS 439420, 12-Aug 2022.

3S, Meikle Mosside (north of horse place), NS 443421, 12-Aug 2022.

2S, East Tannacrief, NS 455425, 12-Aug 2022.

10+S, Fenwick (cyclepath/A77), NS 459431, 12-Aug 2022.

S, Gardrum (cyclepath/A77), NS 461436, 12-Aug 2022.

S, High Gardrum (cyclepath/A77), NS 462440, 12-Aug 2022.

3S, Rigghill (cyclepath/A77), NS 469450, 12-Aug 2022.

4S, Laighmuir (cyclepath/A77), NS 473454, 12-Aug 2022.

8S, Raithburn (cyclepath/A77), NS 482462, 12-Aug 2022.

5S, Raithhill (cyclepath/A77), NS 485466, 12-Aug 2022.

4S, Hairlaw (cyclepath/A77), NS 489468, 12-Aug 2022.

10+S, Kingswell (cyclepath/A77), NS 494470, 12-Aug 2022.

5S, Drumboy (cyclepath/A77), NS 494482, 12-Aug 2022.

3S, Floak (VC76) (cyclepath/A77), NS 494495, 12-Aug 2022.

10+S, Floak (VC76) (cyclepath/A77), NS 498500, 12-Aug 2022.

4S, Floak (VC76) (cyclepath/A77), NS 500503, 12-Aug 2022.

7S, Threep Knowe (VC76) (cyclepath/A77), NS 504511, 12-Aug 2022.

10+S, Engeldene (VC76) (cyclepath/A77), NS 509521, 12-Aug 2022.

3S, Mearns Muir (VC76) (cyclepath/A77), NS 516528, 12-Aug 2022.

2S, East Renfrewshire GC (VC76) (cyclepath/A77), NS 518534, 12-Aug 2022.

S, East Renfrewshire GC (VC76) (cyclepath/A77), NS 521538, 12-Aug 2022.

S, Malletsheugh (VC76), NS 523546, 12-Aug 2022.

S, Holmsford Bridge-Shewalton (River Irvine), NS 347369, 13-Aug 2022.

40+S, Dreghorn old pit bings, between A71 & River Irvine, NS 352373-343373, 13-Aug 2022.

2S, Dundonald Links (entrance/NCN Route 7 cyclepath), NS 332357, 13-Aug 2022.

2S, Barassie-Troon, NCN Route 7 cyclepath), NS 335298, 13-Aug 2022.

S, Prestwick, NS 342249, 13-Aug 2022.

10+S, Cunning Park/Slaphouse Burn, Ayr, NS 327195, 13-Aug 2022.

S, Greenan, NS 309190-309189, 13-Aug 2022.

S, High Greenan, NS 311186, 13-Aug 2022.

5S, old abattoir road, Kilmarnock, NS 406367-411365, 14-Aug 2022.

2S, Howard Park, Kilmarnock, NS 425374, 14-Aug 2022.

2S, Kay Park, Kilmarnock, NS 432382, 14-Aug 2022.

 

Oscillogram of Common Green Grasshopper (Omocestus viridulus) calling song  Fraser Simpson

 

 

     

 Common Green Grasshopper (Omocestus viridulus)  Fraser Simpson

male Common Green Grasshopper (Omocestus viridulus), Townholm, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire (VC75), Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

The Common Green Grasshopper is the most abundant and widespread orthopteran in Ayrshire, favouring long, damp, unimproved grassland from the coast to the hills. It occurs in areas of dairy pasture only where field margins are left untouched and along unmown verges bordering roadside hedgerows through such areas. This grasshopper may also be found in small numbers in urban areas such as parks, if grassland is left unmown. 

 

Common Green Grasshopper habitats in Ayrshire  Fraser Simpson

Common Green Grasshopper habitats: Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line; linear strips of unimproved grassland (TL) | Symington; field margin in dairy pasture (TR) | Eglinton Country Park; large areas of unimproved rough grassland (BL) | Howard Park, Kilmarnock; small patch of unmown grass in municipal town park (BR), Jul-Aug 2022

 

 

 

Mottled Grasshopper  Myrmeleotettix maculatus


50+, Irvine dunes, NS 31478 - 315366, 2-Aug 2022.

4, in low dunes, Fisherman's Walk, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran (VC100), NS 012370, 5-Aug 2022.

2, in low dunes, Fisherman's Walk, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran (VC100), NS 012368, 5-Aug 2022.

10+, Gailes Marsh SWT, NS 323358, 10-Aug 2022.

10+, Gailes Marsh SWT, NS 324358, 10-Aug 2022.

30+, Marine Drive, Irvine, NS 317365, 10-Aug 2022.

 

Oscillogram of Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus) calling song  Fraser Simpson

 

 

     

Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus)  Fraser Simpson

male Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus), Irvine, Ayrshire (VC75), Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus)  Fraser Simpson

female Mottled Grasshopper (Myrmeleotettix maculatus), Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, (VC100), Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

The Mottled Grasshopper is found in short, dry grassland in coastal areas, favouring patches of heath and exposed ground on sandy soil. It would be worth searching inland on old pit bings where new colonies may be awaiting discovery.

 

Mottled Grasshopper habitats in Ayrshire & Arran  Fraser Simpson

Mottled Grasshopper habitats: Gailes; healthland (TL) | Brodick Bay; wet dune (TR) | Irvine; dunes (BL) | Irvine, Marine Drive; fire-impacted heathland with Gorse (Ulex) (BR), Jul-Aug 2022

 

 

Field Grasshopper  Chorthippus brunneus


4, Dean Castle Country Park quarry pond, NS 438396, 29-Jul 2022.

50+, brownfield site (old Safeway), Burnside Street, Kilmarnock, NS 425369, 31-Jul 2022.

S, Crooks (E side), NS 382339, 1-Aug 2022.

S, Fairfield Nursery, NS 390322, 1-Aug 2022.

2S, Irvine harbour, NS 311382, 2-Aug 2022.

100+, Irvine beach park/dunes, NS 311371 - 313367, 2-Aug 2022.

50+, Irvine dunes, NS 314367 - 315366, 2-Aug 2022.

4S, Bonnyton (cyclepath through industrial estate), NS 422386, 4-Aug 2022.

Zero, Hill Street (brownfield site), Kilmarnock, NS 427386, 4-Aug 2022: now covered with housing.

8S, Townholm, NS 433387, 4-Aug 2022.

2S, Lower Rushaw Plantation, NS 506418, 4-Aug 2022.

4S, Bringan Ford, NS 451401, 4-Aug 2022.

6+, Ardrossan harbour, NS 2242, 5-Aug 2022.

S, Fisherman's Walk/edge of golf course, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran (VC100), NS 012373, 5-Aug 2022.

2S, Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, NS 360378, 8-Aug 2022.

10+S, Shewalton sandpit, Meadowhead Road, NS 335359, 8-Aug 2022.

8+S, Shewalton Wood SWT, NS 345359-350353-339340, 8-Aug 2022.

10+S, NCN Route 7/Troon Darley GC, NS 329325, 8-Aug 2022.

2S, Barassie (shoreline cyclepath), NS 325317, 8-Aug 2022.

30+ (m+f), Barassie (dune), NS 324317, 8-Aug 2022.

100+ (m+f), Barassie (foreshore/dune), NS 324325, 8-Aug 2022.

30+ (m+f), Barassie (N end at GC), NS 325338, 8-Aug 2022.

30+ (m+f), Prestwick (low Marram Grass dunes), NS 345255, 9-Aug 2022.

20+ (m+f), Prestwick (low Marram Grass dunes), NS 346263, 9-Aug 2022.

100+ (m+f), Prestwick (edge of golf course) to Pow Burn (Marram Grass dunes), NS 345268-344271, 9-Aug 2022.

100+ (m+f), Pow Burn (Marram Grass dunes), NS 342274, 9-Aug 2022.

4S, Prestwick Airport Railway Station, NS 350272, 9-Aug 2022.

2S, Dreghorn-Irvine disused railway line (NCN Route 73), NS 356385, 10-Aug 2022.

5+S, Milgarholm Park, NS 329382, 10-Aug 2022.

2S, Gailes (Troon road N side of GC), NS 329364, 10-Aug 2022.

100+ (m+f), Gailes Marsh SWT, NS 326357, 10-Aug 2022.

30+ (m+f), Gailes Marsh SWT, NS 323358, 10-Aug 2022.

100+ (m+f), 30+, Marine Drive, Irvine, NS 317365, 10-Aug 2022.

2S, dovecot/pond, Eglinton Country Park, NS 330414, 11-Aug 2022.

2S, Eglinton Community Garden, NS 313419, 11-Aug 2022.

S, Eglinton Country Park, NS 322427, 325425, 11-Aug 2022.

S, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line (nr gasworks), NS 374392, 11-Aug 2022.

S, Threep Knowe (VC76) (cyclepath/A77), NS 504511, 12-Aug 2022.

20+S, Dreghorn old pit bings, between A71 & River Irvine, NS 346375, 13-Aug 2022.

10+S, around overgrown Typha pond, Dreghorn old pit bings, between A71 & River Irvine, NS 344371, 13-Aug 2022.

10+S, Dundonald Links (entrance/cyclepath), NS 332357, 13-Aug 2022.

4S, Troon-Prestwick, (NCN Route 7 cyclepath), NS 343285 13-Aug 2022.

5+S, Prestwick, NS 342249, 13-Aug 2022.

10+S, Bentfield/St Nicholas GC, Prestwick, NS 342240, 13-Aug 2022.

10+S, Bentfield Rd, Prestwick (edge of railway tracks), NS 341238, 13-Aug 2022.

2S, Newton-on-Ayr (grass near shoreline wall), NS 339234, 13-Aug 2022.

10+S, Ayr (dune on south side of harbour), NS 331223, 13-Aug 2022.

10+S, Ayr (seafront/dunes), NS 328205, 13-Aug 2022.

100+, Doonfoot-Greenan Castle, NS 321193-314192, 13-Aug 2022.

2S, High Greenan, NS 311186, 13-Aug 2022.

2S, Ayr (seafront/grass), NS 330211, 13-Aug 2022.

100+ (m+f), Troon, south beach dunes, NS 326299, 13-Aug 2022.

20+ (m+f), Troon, south beach dunes, NS 325303, 13-Aug 2022.

2S, Troon, south end of Ballast Bank, NS 312307, 13-Aug 2022.

2S, Troon harbour (car park, west side), NS 307314, 13-Aug 2022.

6+S, old abattoir road, Kilmarnock, NS 406367, 14-Aug 2022.

3S, Knockinlaw, Kilmarnock, NS 428393, 14-Aug 2022.

 

Oscillogram of Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus) calling song - two males  Fraser Simpson

 

 

     

Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus)  Fraser Simpson

male Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus), Townholm, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire (VC75), Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus)  Fraser Simpson

female Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus), Townholm, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire (VC75), Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

The Field Grasshopper is most abundant on the coast, prefering shorter, drier grassland to Common Green Grasshopper. It is widespread though more localised inland, but can occur in large numbers on urban brownfield and post-industrial sites, particularly those with bare ground and sparse grassland exposed to the sun. As with Common Green Grasshopper, this species would benefit from reducing excessive tidyness in urban areas by leaving marginal areas to nature. Compared to 2021, this grasshopper was found more frequently along hedgerow grass verges in farmland - perhaps evidence of dispersal during the hot, dry summer of 2022.

 

Field Grasshopper habitats in Ayrshire  Fraser Simpson

Field Grasshopper habitats: Ayr beach; dunes (TL) | Shewalton; rough grassland, post industrial (TR) | Kilmarnock, Burnside Street, brownfield site (BL) | Greenan; low dune & coastal grassland (BR), Jul-Aug 2022

 

 

 

Meadow Grasshopper  Chorthippus parallelus


This species was not located in any of the survey areas. It may have been present historically and it is likely that modern records are misidentifications.

 

 

 

Garden Moth Trapping


 

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

A compact 20W Actinic Heath moth trap was placed centrally in the garden and run for 12 nights between 26 July and 15 August.

 

 

Orange Swift  Triodia sylvina  3.001


1, in trap, Crosshouse, 15-Aug 2022.

 

Orange Swift (Triodia sylvina)  Fraser Simpson

male Orange Swift (Triodia sylvina), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 15 August 2022

 

 

 

Azalea Leaf Miner  Caloptilia azaleella  15.007


1, in trap, Crosshouse, 9-Aug 2022.

 

Azalea Leaf Miner (Caloptilia azaleella)  Fraser Simpson

Azalea Leaf Miner (Caloptilia azaleella), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 9 August 2022

 

 

 

Bird-cherry Ermine  Yponomeuta evonymella  16.001


1-3, most days in trap, Crosshouse, 27-Jul to 15-Aug 2022.

 

 

 

Orchard Ermine  Yponomeuta padella  16.002


1, Crosshouse-Laigh Milton Mill, Ayrshire (NS 387377), 27-Jul 2022.

3, in trap, Crosshouse, 29-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 9-Aug 2022.

 

 

 

Ermine sp.  Yponomeuta sp.


7, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 28-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 6-Aug 2022.

6, in trap, Crosshouse, 9-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 12-Aug 2022.

2, in trap, Crosshouse, 14-Aug 2022.

 

Yponomeuta sp.  Fraser Simpson

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

 

 

 

Golden Argent  Argyresthia goedartella  20.012


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 15-Aug 2022.

 

 

 

White-shoulded House-moth  Endrosis sarcitrella  28.009


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 3-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 9-Aug 2022.

 

 

 

Brown House-moth  Hofmannophila pseudospretella  28.010


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 28-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 29-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 6-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 9-Aug 2022.

2, in trap, Crosshouse, 12-Aug 2022.

 

Brown House-moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella)  Fraser Simpson

Brown House-moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 6 August 2022

  

 

 

Maple Button  Acleris forsskaleana  49.062


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 29-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 1-Aug 2022.

 

Maple Button (Acleris forsskaleana)  Fraser Simpson

Maple Button (Acleris forsskaleana), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 31-Jul 2022

 

 

 

Rusty Oak Button/Rusty Birch Button  Acleris ferrugana/notana  49.083/49.084


1, in trap, Crosshouse, 14-Aug 2022.

 

 

 

Grey Knot-horn  Acrobasis advenella  62.035


1, in trap, Crosshouse, 10-Aug 2022.

 

Grey Knot-horn (Acrobasis advenella)  Fraser Simpson

Grey Knot-horn (Acrobasis advenella), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 10 August 2022

 

 

 

Double-striped Tabby  Hypsopygia glaucinalis  62.076


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 28-Jul 2022.

 

Double-striped Tabby (Hypsopygia glaucinalis)  Fraser Simpson

Double-striped Tabby (Hypsopygia glaucinalis), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 6 August 2022

 

 

 

Pale Straw Pearl  Udea lutealis  63.033


Common along hedgerows by day in most areas of central Ayrshire, 27 July to 10 August 2022.

16+, Crosshouse-Laigh Milton Mill Viaduct (NS 392382 > 383372), 27-Jul 2022.

3, Irvine dunes (NS 3136, 3037), 2-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 6-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 10-Aug 2022.

 

Pale Straw Pearl (Udea lutealis)  Fraser Simpson

Pale Straw Pearl (Udea lutealis), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 6 August 2022

 

 

Pale Straw Pearl (Udea lutealis)  Fraser Simpson

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

 

 

 

Garden Pebble  Evergestis forficalis  63.057


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 31-Jul 2022.

 

Garden Pebble (Evergestis forficalis)  Fraser Simpson

Garden Pebble (Evergestis forficalis), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 31 July 2022

 

 

 

Large Grey  Eudonia subfusca  63.062


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 6-Aug 2022.

 

Large Grey (Eudonia subfusca)  Fraser Simpson

Large Grey (Scoparia subfusca), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 6 August 2022

 

 

 

Little Grey  Eudonia lacustrata  63.067


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 28-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 31-Jul 2022.

 

 

 

Garden Grass-veneer  Chrysoteuchia culmella  63.080


3, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 28-Jul 2022.

 

Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella)  Fraser Simpson

Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 28 July 2022

 

 

 

Common Grass-veneer  Agriphila tristella  63.089


3, in hedgerow verge, Crosshouse, Ayrshire (NS 391381), 27-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 28-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 29-Jul 2022.

4, Assloss Road, Dean Castle Country Park (NS 444403), 29-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 31-Jul 2022.

2, in trap, Crosshouse, 1-Aug 2022.

3, in trap, Crosshouse, 9-Aug 2022.

5, in trap, Crosshouse, 10-Aug 2022.

3, in trap, Crosshouse, 12-Aug 2022.

5, in trap, Crosshouse, 14-Aug 2022.

 

Common Grass-veneer (Agriphila tristella)  Fraser Simpson

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

 

 

 

Straw Grass-veneer  Agriphila straminella  63.093


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 28-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 29-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 12-Aug 2022.

 

Straw Grass-veneer (Agriphila straminella)  Fraser Simpson

Straw Grass-veneer (Agriphila straminella), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 28 July 2022

 

 

 

Chinese Character  Cilix glaucata  63.007


1, in trap, Crosshouse, 10-Aug 2022.

 

 

 

Water Veneer  Acentria ephemerella  63.115


6, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 15-Aug 2022.

 

Water Veneer (Acentria ephemerella)  Fraser Simpson

Water Veneer (Acentria ephemerella), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 15 August 2022

 

 

 

Small Fan-footed Wave  Idaea biselata  70.013


1, outside, trap Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 27-Jul 2022.

 

 

 

Riband Wave  Idaea aversata  70.016


1, in trap, Crosshouse, 29-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 14-Aug 2022.

 

 

 

Shaded Broad-bar  Scotopteryx chenopodiata  70.045


2, Crosshouse-Laigh Milton Mill (NS 387377), Ayrshire, 27-Jul 2022.

1, Hirst (NS 440327), 31-Jul 2022.

4, Irvine dunes (NS 3127, 3136, 3037), 2-Aug 2022.

3, Prestwick GC-Pow Burn, NS 344269-344271-343275, 9-Aug 2022.

 

 

 

Garden Carpet  Epirrhoe fluctuata  70.049


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 29-Jul 2022.

3, in trap, Crosshouse, 31-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 1-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 9-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 10-Aug 2022.

 

Garden Carpet (Epirrhoe fluctuata)  Fraser Simpson

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

 

 

 

Flame Carpet  Xanthorhoe designata  70.053


1, in trap, Crosshouse, 29-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 9-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 14-Aug 2022.

 

Flame Carpet (Xanthorhoe designata)  Fraser Simpson

Flame Carpet (Xanthorhoe designata), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 14 August 2022

 

 

Common Carpet  Epirrhoe alternata  70.061


1, Crosshouse-Laigh Milton Mill, Ayrshire (NS 385374), 27-Jul 2022.

 

 

 

July Highflyer  Hydriomena furcata  70.074


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 28-Jul 2022

2, in trap, Crosshouse, 29-Jul 2022

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 12-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 14-Aug 2022.

 

July Highflyer (Hydriomena furcata)  Fraser Simpson

July Highflyer (Hydriomena furcata), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 28 July 2022

 

 

 

 

Small Phoenix  Ecliptopera silaceata  70.094  


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 28-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 31-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 9-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 10-Aug 2022.

 

Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata)  Fraser Simpson

Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 28 July 2022

 

 

Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata)  Fraser Simpson

Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 10 August 2022

 

 

 

Common Marbled Carpet  Dysstroma truncata  70.097


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 29-Jul 2022.

 

Common Marbled Carpet (Dysstroma truncata)  Fraser Simpson

Common Marbled Carpet (Dysstroma truncata), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 29 July 2022

 

 

 

Small Rivulet  Perizoma alchemillata  70.133


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 29-Jul 2022.

 

 

 

V-Pug  Chloroclystis v-ata  70.142


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 29-Jul 2022.

 

V-Pug (Chloroclystis v-ata)  Fraser Simpson

V-Pug (Chloroclystis v-ata), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 29 July 2022

 

 

 

Clouded Border  Lomaspilis marginata  70.207


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 27-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 1-Aug 2022.

 

Clouded Border (Lomaspilis marginata)  Fraser Simpson

Clouded Border (Lomaspilis marginata), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1 August 2022

 

 

 

Brimstone Moth  Opisthograptis luteolata  70.226


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 28-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 1-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 12-Aug 2022.

1, at dusk, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, NS 393398, 13-Aug 2022.

 

Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)  Fraser Simpson

Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1 August 2022

 

 

 

Early Thorn  Selenia dentaria  70.237


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 31-Jul 2022.

 

Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria)  Fraser Simpson

Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 31 July 2022

 

 

 

Scalloped Oak  Crocallis elinguaria  70.241


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 27-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 28-Jul 2022.

 

Scalloped Oak (Crocallis elinguaria)  Fraser Simpson

Scalloped Oak (Crocallis elinguaria), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 27 August 2022

 

 

 

Swallow-tailed Moth  Ourapteryx sambucaria 70.243


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 28-Jul 2022.

 

Swallow-tailed Moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria)  Fraser Simpson

Swallow-tailed Moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 28 July 2022

 

 

 

Willow Beauty  Peribatodes rhomboidaria  70.258


1, in trap, Crosshouse, 6-Aug 2022.

6, in trap, Crosshouse, 9-Aug 2022.

5, in trap, Crosshouse, 10-Aug 2022.

2, in trap, Crosshouse, 12-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 14-Aug 2022.

 

Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria)  Fraser Simpson

Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 10 August 2022

 

 

 

Mottled Beauty  Alcis repandata  70.265


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 29-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 1-Aug 2022.

 

 

 

Common White Wave  Cabera pusaria  70.277


1, in trap, Crosshouse, 9-Aug 2022.

 

 

Common Wave  Cabera exanthemata  70.278


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 29-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 9-Aug 2022.

 

 

 

Cinnabar  Tyria jacobaeae  72.031


Many late instar larvae, Irvine dunes NS 3137, 3136, 3037, 2-Aug 2022.

Late instar larvae, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

Many late instar larvae, Shewalton sandpit, Meadowhead Road, NS 335359, 8-Aug 2022.

Many late instar larvae, Prestwick GC-Pow Burn, Meadowhead Road, NS 344269, 9-Aug 2022

 

Cinnabar Moth larva (Tyria jacobaeae)  Fraser Simpson

Cinnabar Moth larva (Tyria jacobaeae), Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, Scotland, 5 August 2022

 

 

 

Dark Spectacle  Abrostola triplasia  73.002


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 31-Jul 2022.

 

Dark Spectacle (Abrostola triplasi)  Fraser Simpson

Dark Spectacle (Abrostola triplasi), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 31 July 2022

 

 

 

Burnished Brass  Thysanoplusia orichalcea  73.004


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 1-Aug 2022.

2, in trap, Crosshouse, 10-Aug 2022.

 

Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis)  Fraser Simpson

Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1 August 2022

 

 

 

Silver Y  Autographa gamma  73.015


1, Irvine dunes (NS 3136), Ayrshire, 1-Aug 2022.

 

 

 

Plain Golden Y  Autographa jota  73.017


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 29-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 31-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 12-Aug 2022.

 

Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota)  Fraser Simpson

Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 31 July 2022

 

 

 

Lempke's Gold Spot  Plusia putnami  73.023


2, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 31-Jul 2022.

 

Lempke's Gold Spot (Plusia putnami)  Fraser Simpson

Lempke's Gold Spot (Plusia putnami), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 31 July 2022

 

 

Lempke's Gold Spot (Plusia putnami)  Fraser Simpson

Lempke's Gold Spot (Plusia putnami), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 31 July 2022

 

 

 

Mouse Moth  Amphipyra tragopoginis  73.064


2, in trap, Crosshouse, 14-Aug 2022.

 

Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis)  Fraser Simpson

Mouse Moth (Amphipyra tragopoginis), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 14 August 2022

 

 

 

Marbled Beauty  Bryophila domestica  73.084


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 29-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 10-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 12-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 15-Aug 2022.

 

Marbled Beauty (Bryophila domestica)  Fraser Simpson

Marbled Beauty (Bryophila domestica), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 29 July 2022

 

 

 

The Uncertain  Hoplodrina octogenaria  73.096


2, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 28-Jul 2022.

 

 

 

Small Angle Shades  Euplexia lucipara  73.114


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 29-Jul 2022.

 

Small Angle Shades (Euplexia lucipara)  Fraser Simpson

Small Angle Shades (Euplexia lucipara), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 29 July 2022

 

 

Flounced Rustic  Luperina testacea  73.131


1, in trap, Crosshouse, 6-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 7-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 9-Aug 2022.

3, in trap, Crosshouse, 10-Aug 2022.

5, in trap, Crosshouse, 12-Aug 2022.

3, in trap, Crosshouse, 14-Aug 2022.

 

Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea)  Fraser Simpson

Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 6 August 2022

 

 

 

Small Wainscot  Denticucullus pygmina  73.144


1, in trap, Crosshouse, 12-Aug 2022.

 

Small Wainscot (Denticucullus pygmina)  Fraser Simpson

Small Wainscot (Denticucullus pygmina), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 12 August 2022

 

 

 

Slender Brindle  Apamea scolopacina  73.160


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 28-Jul 2022.

 

Slender Brindle (Apamea scolopacina)  Fraser Simpson

Slender Brindle (Apamea scolopacina), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 28-July 2022

 

 

 

Dark Arches  Apamea monoglypha  73.162


7, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 27-Jul 2022.

8, in trap, Crosshouse, 28-Jul 2022.

7, in trap, Crosshouse, 29-Jul 2022.

4, in trap, Crosshouse, 31-Jul 2022.

3, in trap, Crosshouse, 1-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 3-Aug 2022.

3, in trap, Crosshouse, 6-Aug 2022.

3, in trap, Crosshouse, 7-Aug 2022.

9, in trap, Crosshouse, 9-Aug 2022.

7, in trap, Crosshouse, 10-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 12-Aug 2022.

3, in trap, Crosshouse, 14-Aug 2022.

 

Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha)  Fraser Simpson

Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 27 July 2022

 

 

 

Common Rustic agg.  Mesapamea secalis/didyma  73.169/170


3, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 27-Jul, 2022.

8, in trap, Crosshouse, 28-Jul, 2022.

12, in trap, Crosshouse, 28-Jul, 2022.

5, in trap, Crosshouse, 31-Jul 2022.

2, in trap, Crosshouse, 1-Aug 2022.

4, in trap, Crosshouse, 3-Aug 2022.

12, in trap, Crosshouse, 6-Aug 2022.

6, in trap, Crosshouse, 7-Aug 2022.

7, in trap, Crosshouse, 9-Aug 2022.

6, in trap, Crosshouse, 10-Aug 2022.

7, in trap, Crosshouse, 12-Aug 2022.

5, in trap, Crosshouse, 14-Aug 2022.

 

Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis/didyma)  Fraser Simpson

Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis/didyma), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 27 July 2022

 

 

Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis/didyma)  Fraser Simpson

Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis/didyma), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 31 July 2022

 

 

Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis/didyma)  Fraser Simpson

Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis/didyma), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 10 August 2022

 

 

Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis/didyma)  Fraser Simpson

Common Rustic agg. (Mesapamea secalis/didyma), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 12 August 2022

 

 

 

Antler Moth  Cerapteryx graminis  73.254


1, Shewalton sandpit, Meadowhead Road, NS 335360, 8-Aug 2022.

 

Antler Moth (Cerapteryx graminis)  Fraser Simpson

Antler Moth (Cerapteryx graminis), Shewalton sandpit, Meadowhead Road, Ayrshire, Scotland, 8 August 2022

 

 

 

Cabbage Moth  Mamestra brassicae  73.274


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 31-Jul, 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 14-Aug 2022.

 

Cabbage Moth (Mamestra brassicae)  Fraser Simpson

Cabbage Moth (Mamestra brassicae), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 31 July 2022

 

 

 

Smoky Wainscot  Mythimna impura  73.293


2, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 27-Jul, 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 28-Jul, 2022.

 

Smoky Wainscot (Mythimna impura)  Fraser Simpson

Smoky Wainscott (Mythimna impura), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 27 July 2022

 

 

 

Heart and Dart  Agrotis exclamationis  73.317


3, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 28-Jul 2022.

2, in trap, Crosshouse, 29-Jul 2022.

2, in trap, Crosshouse, 31-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 1-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 3-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 10-Aug 2022.

 

 

 

Small Square-spot  Diarsia rubi  73.334


1, in trap, Crosshouse, 6-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 12-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 14-Aug 2022.

 

Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi)  Fraser Simpson

Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 6 August 2022

 

 

Small Square-spot (Diarsia rubi)  Fraser Simpson

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

 

 

 

Large Yellow Underwing  Noctua pronuba  73.342


1, in trap, Crosshouse, 27-Jul 2022

2, in trap, Crosshouse, 28-Jul 2022

9, in trap, Crosshouse, 28-Jul 2022

8, in trap, Crosshouse, 31-Jul 2022.

5, in trap, Crosshouse, 1-Aug 2022.

3, in trap, Crosshouse, 3-Aug 2022.

3, in trap, Crosshouse, 3-Aug 2022.

3, in trap, Crosshouse, 7-Aug 2022.

12, in trap, Crosshouse, 9-Aug 2022.

3, in trap, Crosshouse, 10-Aug 2022.

3, in trap, Crosshouse, 12-Aug 2022.

5, in trap, Crosshouse, 14-Aug 2022.

 

Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)  Fraser Simpson

Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 28 July 2022

 

 

Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)  Fraser Simpson

Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 27 July 2022

 

 

 

Lesser Yellow Undering  Noctua comes  73.345


2, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 9-Aug 2022.

2, in trap, Crosshouse, 10-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 12-Aug 2022.

3, in trap, Crosshouse, 14-Aug 2022.

 

Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes)  Fraser Simpson

Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 10 August 2022

 

 

Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes)  Fraser Simpson

Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 12 August 2022

 

 

 

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing  Noctua janthe  73.348


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 31-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 3-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 7-Aug 2022.

6, in trap, Crosshouse, 10-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 15-Aug 2022.

 

 

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

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 31 July 2022

 

 

 

Dotted Clay  Xestia baja  73.353


1, in trap, Crosshouse, 31-Jul 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 1-Aug 2022.

3, in trap, Crosshouse, 6-Aug 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 9-Aug 2022.

 

Dotted Clay (Xestia baja)  Fraser Simpson

Dotted Clay (Xestia baja), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 29 July 2022

 

 

 

Six-striped Rustic  Xestia sexstrigata  73.358


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 29-Jul, 2022.

 

Six-striped Rustic (Xestia sexstrigat)  Fraser Simpson

Six-striped Rustic (Xestia sexstrigata), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 29 July 2022

 

 

 

Double Square-spot  Xestia triangulum  73.361


1, in trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, 31-Jul, 2022.

1, in trap, Crosshouse, 1-Aug 2022.

 

Double Square-spot (Xestia triangulum)  Fraser Simpson

Double Square-spot (Xestia triangulum), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 31 July 2022

 

 

Moth trap  Fraser Simpson

Moth Trap, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, July 2022

 

 

 

Butterflies


 

Large Skipper  Ochlodes venata


1, Shewalton sandpit, Meadowhead Road, NS 336361, 8-Aug 2022.

 

 

Large White  Pieris brassicae


1, Crosshouse, 28-Jul 2022.

1, Moorfield, Kilmarnock, NS 405374, 31-Jul 2022

1, Troon north shore/Barassie, NS 319314, 8-Aug 2022.

1, Barassie (N end at GC), NS 325338, 8-Aug 2022.

1, Pow Burn, NS 346276, 9-Aug 2022.

1, Bruce's Well, Prestwick, NS 346248, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Small White  Pieris rapae


1, Crosshouse, 28-Jul 2022.

2, Irvine beach park/dunes, NS 3137, NS 3136, 2-Aug 2022.

1, Townholm, Kilmarnock, NS 433387, 4-Aug 2022.

1, Milton Mill, River Irvine, NS 467377, 4-Aug 2022.

4, Barassie, NS 330328, 8-Aug 2022.

10+, Pow Burn, NS 342274, 9-Aug 2022.

2, Kilwinning, NS 309429, 11-Aug 2022.

2, Eglinton Country Park, NS 325425, 11-Aug 2022.

1, Ayr (dune on south side of harbour), NS 331223, 13-Aug 2022.

1, Cunning Park/Slaphouse Burn, Ayr, NS 328195-326194, 13-Aug 2022.

10+, Doonfoot-Greenan Castle, NS 321193-314192, 13-Aug 2022.

5, Grange Academy area, NS 418379, 14-Aug 2022.

2, Bonnyton-Knockentiber disused railway line, NS 409391, 14-Aug 2022.

 

 

Green-veined White  Pieris napi


1, Assloss Bridge, Dean Castle Country Park, NS 439398, 29-Jul 2022.

4, quarry pond, Dean Castle Country Park, 29-Jul 2022.

20+, Knockentiber-Bonnyton disused railway line, 30-Jul 2022.

30+, Moorfield, Kilmarnock, NS 405374, 31-Jul 2022

2, East Mosside, NS 453327, 31-Jul 2022.

2, Maintree, NS 442322, 31-Jul 2022.

2, Craigie, NS 430324, 31-Jul 2022.

1, West Moorfield Cottage, NS 394372, 1-Aug 2022.

3, Irvine beach park/dunes, NS 3137, 2-Aug 2022.

1, Catcraig Plantation, NS 373328, 1-Aug 2022.

2, High Coodham, NS 394333, 1-Aug 2022.

1, Laurieston, NS 371340, 1-Aug 2022.

1, Harperland Holdings, NS 376357, 1-Aug 2022.

2, Milton Mill, River Irvine, NS 467377, 4-Aug 2022.

1, old dump near Milton Farm, NS 478375, 4-A1,

1, Alton, NS 500386, 4-Aug 2022.

1, Nether Newton, NS 507391, 4-Aug 2022.

2, Hemphill, NS 490405, 4-Aug 2022.

2, Lower Rushaw Plantation, NS 506418, 4-Aug 2022.

1, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, NS 013363, 5-Aug 2022.

1, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, NS 378394, 8-Aug 2022.

1, Warwickdale, NS 369401, 8-Aug 2022.

1, Cunninghamhead, NS 372416, 8-Aug 2022.

1, Capringstone, NS 358389, 8-Aug 2022.

3, Dreghorn-Irvine disused railway line, NS 359386, 8-Aug 2022.

2, Holmsford Bridge-Shewalton (River Irvine), NS 354376, 8-Aug 2022.

5, Shewalton Wood SWT, NS 343359-343345-339340, 8-Aug 2022.

3, Barassie (N end at GC), NS 325338, 8-Aug 2022.

8, Prestwick GC-Pow Burn, NS 345268-344269, 9-Aug 2022.

4, dovecot/pond, Eglinton Country Park, NS 330414, 11-Aug 2022.

3, Sourlie Wood SWT, NS 342414, 11-Aug 2022.

2, Eglinton Loch, NS 325421, 11-Aug 2022.

2, Langlands Farm, NS 386428, 11-Aug 2022.

1, High Armsheugh, NS 346418, 11-Aug 2022.

1, North Woodhill-Altonhill, NS 414397, 12-Aug 2022.

1, Titwood, NS 402433, 12-Aug 2022.

1, Rashillhouse, NS 384432, 12-Aug 2022.

1, Altonbridge, NS 393419, 12-Aug 2022.

7, North Craig Reservoir, NS 439415, 12-Aug 2022.

2, Drumboy (cyclepath/A77), NS 494482, 12-Aug 2022.

1, Threep Knowe (VC76) (cyclepath/A77), NS 504511, 12-Aug 2022.

2, Mearns Muir (VC76) (cyclepath/A77), NS 516528, 12-Aug 2022.

6, Holmsford Bridge-Shewalton (River Irvine), NS 347369, 13-Aug 2022.

21, overgrown Typha pond, Dreghorn old pit bings, between A71 & River Irvine, NS 344371, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Small Copper  Lycaena phlaeas


1, Irvine beach dunes,NS 3136, 2-Aug 2022.

1, Shewalton sandpit, Meadowhead Road, NS 336361, 8-Aug 2022.

1, NCN Route 7/Troon Darley GC, NS 330319, 8-Aug 2022.

2, Gailes Marsh SWT, NS 326357, 10-Aug 2022.

1, Marine Drive, Irvine, NS 317365, 10-Aug 2022.

1, Cunning Park, Ayr, NS 325196, 13-Aug 2022.

1, Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, NS 432377, 14-Aug 2022.

 

 

Common Blue  Polyommatus icarus


2, Irvine dunes, NS 3137, 2-Aug 2022.

1, Barassie, NS 324325, 8-Aug 2022.

1, Marine Drive, Irvine, NS 317365, 10-Aug 2022.

 

 

Holly Blue  Celastrina argiolus


3, Cunning Park/Slaphouse Burn, Ayr, NS 328195-326194, 13-Aug 2022.

2, Scaur o Doon Road, Ayr, NS 324191, 13-Aug 2022.

1, Howard Park, Kilmarnock, NS 426374, 14-Aug 2022.

 

 

Red Admiral  Vanessa atalanta


1, Holmsford Bridge-Shewalton (River Irvine), NS 354376, 8-Aug 2022.

1, dovecot/pond, Eglinton Country Park, NS 330414, 11-Aug 2022.

3, Eglinton Community Garden, NS 311421, 11-Aug 2022.

1, Eglinton Country Park, NS 325425, 11-Aug 2022.

1, Floak (cyclepath/A77), NS 498500, 12-Aug 2022.

1, Capper View, Prestwick, NS 353265, 13-Aug 2022.

1, Loanhead PS, NS 431377, 14-Aug 2022.

 

 

Painted Lady  Vanessa cardui


1, Greenan, NS 309189, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Small Tortoiseshell  Aglais urticae


4, Crosshouse-Laigh Milton Mill, Ayrshire, NS 391381 > NS 383368, 27-Jul 2022.

1, in garden, Crosshouse, 31-Jul 2022.

1, Laigh Borland, NS 432324, 31-Jul 2022.

2, old dump near Milton Farm, NS 478375, 4-Aug 2022.

1, Warwickdale, NS 369401, 8-Aug 2022.

1, Holmsford Bridge-Shewalton (River Irvine), NS 347368, 8-Aug 2022.

2, Eglinton Country Park, NS 325425, 11-Aug 2022.

1, Altonbridge, NS 393419, 12-Aug 2022.

1, North Craig Reservoir, NS 439415, 12-Aug 2022.

1, Holmsford Bridge-Shewalton (River Irvine), NS 347369, 13-Aug 2022.

1, old abattoir road, Kilmarnock, NS 406367, 14-Aug 2022.

 

 

Peacock  Inachis io


2, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, NS 391381, 27-Jul 2022.

1, Rowallan PS (former), NS 439403, 29-Jul 2022.

1, Irvine dunes, NS 3137, 2-Aug 2022.

1, Milton Mill, River Irvine, NS 467377, 4-Aug 2022.

1, Ladyton Loch, NS 486373, 4-Aug 2022.

1, Lower Rushaw Plantation, NS 496410, 4-Aug 2022.

1, Holmsford Bridge-Shewalton (River Irvine), NS 347368, 8-Aug 2022.

7, Shewalton Wood SWT, NS 341358-351360-349361-350353-339340, 8-Aug 2022.

1, Pow Burn, NS 344276, 9-Aug 2022.

1, Dreghorn-Irvine disused railway line (NCN Route 73 cyclepath), NS 338382, 10-Aug 2022.

1, Marine Drive, Irvine, NS 317365, 10-Aug 2022.

1, Girdle Toll, NS 349405, 11-Aug 2022.

8, Eglinton Country Park, NS 330414, 336417, 325425, 330422, 325421, 11-Aug 2022.

3, Eglinton Community Garden, NS 311421, 11-Aug 2022.

1, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, NS 377394, 11-Aug 2022.

1, North Woodhill-Altonhill, NS 414397, 12-Aug 2022.

1, Rashillhouse, NS 384432, 12-Aug 2022.

1, Fenwick (cyclepath/A77), NS 459431, 12-Aug 2022.

1, overgrown Typha pond, Dreghorn old pit bings, between A71 & River Irvine, NS 344371, 13-Aug 2022.

2, Oldhall Ponds SWT, NS 337364, 13-Aug 2022.

1, Troon-Prestwick, (NCN Route 7 cyclepath), NS 343285 13-Aug 2022.

1, Scaur o Doon Road, Ayr, NS 324191, 13-Aug 2022.

1, Bonnyton-Knockentiber disused railway line, NS 409391, 14-Aug 2022.

 

 

Comma  Polygonia c-album


1, dovecot/pond, Eglinton Country Park, NS 331414, 11-Aug 2022.

 

Comma (Polygonia c-album), Eglinton Country Park  Fraser Simpson

Comma (Polygonia c-album), Eglinton Country Park, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Dark Green Fritillary  Argynnis aglaja


2, Irvine dunes, NS 3136, 2-Aug 2022.

 

 

Speckled Wood  Pararge aegeria


1, Brodick Castle Country Park, Isle of Arran, NS 012378, 5-Aug 2022. 

 

 

Scotch Argus  Erebia aethiops


1, Arran Brewery, Isle of Arran, NS 012376, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Grayling  Hipparchia semele


71+, Irvine dunes (NS 3137, 3136, 3037), 2-Aug 2022.

Sunbathing on bare sand; nectaring on Creeping Thistle (Cirsium arvense) & Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea).

3, Gailes Marsh SWT, NS 323358, 10-Aug 2022.

 

 

Meadow Brown  Maniola jurtina


1, Assloss Road, Dean Castle Country Park, NS 442400, 29-Jul 2022.

15+, Knockentiber-Bonnyton disused railway line, 30-Jul 2022.

6, Kilmarnock Rugby Club, NS 435370, 31-Jul 2022.

2, Bridgehouse Bridge, NS 434346, 31-Jul 2022.

3, Craigie, NS 430324, 31-Jul 2022.

1, Brownlee, NS 372334, 1-Aug 2022.

64+, Irvine dunes (NS 3137, 3136, 3037), 2-Aug 2022.

1, Townholm, Kilmarnock, NS 433387, 4-Aug 2022.

1, Loudoun Kirk, NS 492372, 4-Aug 2022.

1, Brodick Castle Country Park, Isle of Arran, NS 015378, 5-Aug 2022. 

12, Shewalton sandpit, Meadowhead Road, NS 335359, 8-Aug 2022.

20+, Shewalton sandpit, Meadowhead Road, NS 336361, 8-Aug 2022.

18, Shewalton Wood SWT, NS 351360-349356-343345-339340, 8-Aug 2022.

6, Prestwick GC-Pow Burn, NS 345268-344276, 9-Aug 2022.

10, Gailes Marsh SWT, NS 326357, 10-Aug 2022.

8, overgrown Typha pond, Dreghorn old pit bings, between A71 & River Irvine, NS 344371, 13-Aug 2022.

2, Oldhall Ponds SWT, NS 337364, 13-Aug 2022.

4, Troon-Prestwick, (NCN Route 7 cyclepath), NS 343285 13-Aug 2022.

4, Cunning Park/Slaphouse Burn, Ayr, NS 328195-326194, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Ringlet  Aphantopus hyperantus


1, Howcommon, NS 425331, 31-Jul 2022.

2, Burnbrae, NS 376321, 1-Aug 2022.

1, Irvine beach park, NS 313378, 2-Aug 2022.

2, Loudoun Kirk, NS 492372, 4-Aug 2022.

1, Holmsford Bridge-Shewalton (River Irvine), NS 354376, 8-Aug 2022.

 

 

Small Heath  Coenonymps pamphilus


20+, Irvine dunes (NS 3137, 3136, 3037), 2-Aug 2022.

1, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, NS 012367, 4-Aug 2022.

2, Shewalton sandpit, Meadowhead Road, NS 335359, 8-Aug 2022.

1, Shewalton Wood SWT, NS 343359, 8-Aug 2022.

1, Pow Burn, NS 342274, 9-Aug 2022.

1, dovecot/pond, Eglinton Country Park, NS 330414, 11-Aug 2022.

1, overgrown Typha pond, Dreghorn old pit bings, between A71 & River Irvine, NS 344371, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

 

Dragonflies


  

Common Hawker  Aeshna juncea


1, Gailes Marsh SWT, NS 326357, 10-Aug 2022.

1, near Mearns Muir (VC76), NS 517432, 12-Aug 2022.

 

 

Migrant Hawker  Aeshna mixta


1, Milgarholm Park, NS 330384, 10-Aug 2022.

2, dovecot/pond, Eglinton Country Park, NS 330414, 11-Aug 2022.

2, Sourlie Wood SWT, NS 342414, 11-Aug 2022.

3, Eglinton Country Park, NS 334416, 325425, 328417, 11-Aug 2022.

2, Oldhall Ponds SWT, NS 337364, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Common Blue Damselfly  Enallagma cyathigerum


1, Irvine beach park, NS 313378, 2-Aug 2022.

1, Glenrosa Water mouth, Brodick Bay, 5-Aug 2022.

30+ CB/Azure, Shewalton sandpit, Meadowhead Road, NS 336361, 8-Aug 2022.

  

 

Common Darter  Sympetrum striolatum


1, Milton Mill, River Irvine, NS 467377, 4-Aug 2022.

10+, Shewalton sandpit, Meadowhead Road, NS 336361, 8-Aug 2022.

40+, Shewalton Wood SWT, NS 349356-343345, 8-Aug 2022.

6+, Confluence of River Annick/River Irvine, NS 325377, 10-Aug 2022.

5+, Tarryholme Pond, NS 331377, 10-Aug 2022.

10+, Gailes Marsh SWT, NS 326357, 10-Aug 2022.

10+, dovecot/pond, Eglinton Country Park, NS 330414, 11-Aug 2022.

2, Floak (VC76) (cyclepath/A77), NS 500503, 12-Aug 2022.

1, overgrown Typha pond, Dreghorn old pit bings, between A71 & River Irvine, NS 344371, 13-Aug 2022.

2, Oldhall Ponds SWT, NS 337364, 13-Aug 2022.

  

 

 

Other species


 

Plasterer Bee sp.  Colletes succinctus/daviesanus/fodiens


6+, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Jul 2022. Didn't manage to ID to species level (or photograph).

 

 

Green Leafhopper  Cicadella viridis


Abundant throughout central Ayrshire in damp grassland and marshes, 2022.

 

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

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

 

 

Red-legged Shieldbug [Forest Bug]  Pentatoma rufipes


1, Crosshouse garden, 30-Jul 2022.

1, Brodick Castle CP, Isle of Arran, NS 014378 5-Aug 2022.

 

Red-legged Shieldbug (Pentatoma rufipes)  Fraser Simpson

Red-legged Shieldbug (Pentatoma rufipes), Brodick Castle CP, Isle of Arran, Scotland, 5 August 2022

 

 

Leopard Slug  Limax maximus


A few around my tent on damper nights, Crosshouse, 26-Jul > 16-Aug 2022.

 

 

Viviparous Lizard  Zootoca vivipara


1, Irvine dunes, 2-Aug 2022.

1, black individual under gorse in dunes, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Common Toad  Bufo bufo


1, Shewalton sandpit, Meadowhead Road, NS 336361, 8-Aug 2022.

 

 

Brown Hare  Lepus europaeus


1, Howcommon, NS 425331, 31-Jul 2022.

1, Easter Hillhouse, NS 440335, 31-Jul 2022.

 

 

European Rabbit  Oryctolagus cuniculus


Widespread, in small numbers, inc:

3, Recycling Centre/Cleansing Department, Kilmarnock, 29-Jul 2022.

Abundant, Irvine beach park/dune, 2-Aug 2022.

Several, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Weasel  Mustela nivalis


1 , Troon-Prestwick, (NCN Route 7 cyclepath), NS 343285 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Red Squirrel  Sciurus vulgaris


1, Brodick Castle Country Park, Isle of Arran, NS 012378, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Roe Deer  Capreolus capreolus


1, Whinpark/Caledonian Water Alliance site, 4-Aug 2022.

 

 

Harbour Seal  Phoca vitulina


2, Ardrossan, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Common Dolphin  Delphinus delphis


2, from Ardrossan-Brodick ferry, Firth of Clyde, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Harbour Porpoise  Phocoena phocoena


2, from Ardrossan-Brodick ferry, Firth of Clyde, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Common Pipistrelle  Pipistrellus pipistrellus


2, over my tent, Crosshouse garden, 8-Aug 2022.

 

 

Lion's Mane Jellyfish  Cyanea capillata


Several, from Ardrossan-Brodick ferry, Firth of Clyde, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

 

Birds


 

Canada Goose  Branta canadensis


30+, Irvine harbour/Bogside, 2-Aug 2022.

200+, feeding in barley stubble, Capringstone-Perceton, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Mute Swan  Cygnus olor


6, Irvine harbour/Bogside, 2-Aug 2022.

pr, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

pr + b/3, Kay Park, Kilmarnock, NS 435383, 14-Aug 2022.

 

 

Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos


f + b/2, River Irvine, Laigh Milton Mill, 27-Jul 2022.

f + b/5, River Irvine, Laigh Milton Mill, 28-Jul 2022.

pr, River Irvine, Laigh Milton Mill, 28-Jul 2022.

f + b/4, Dean Castle Country Park, 29-Jul 2022

ad m, ad f, 8 juvs, Ladyton Loch, NS 486373, 4-Aug 2022.

8, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

3, Sourlie Wood SWT, NS 342414, 11-Aug 2022.

 

 

Eider  Somateria  mollissima


2, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Common Scoter  Melanitta nigra


1, Brodick-Ardrossan ferry, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis


ad + juv, Ladyton Loch, NS 486373, 4-Aug 2022.

ad + juv, Oldhall Ponds SWT, NS 337364, 13-Aug 2022.

pr + b/2, Kay Park, Kilmarnock, NS 435383, 14-Aug 2022.

 

 

Great Crested Grebe  Podiceps cristatus


pr + 2 juvs, Tarryholme Pond, NS 331377, 10-Aug 2022.

 

 

Red-throated Diver  Gavia stellata


2, Brodick Bay, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Fulmar  Fulmarus glacialis


2, Brodick-Ardrossan ferry, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Manx Shearwater  Puffinus puffinus


8, Brodick-Ardrossan ferry, Ardrossan harbour, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Little Egret  Egretta garzetta


2, Pow Burn, NS 342274, 9-Aug 2022.

 

 

Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea


1, Annick Water, Stewarton, 26-Jul 2022.

juv, Carmel Water, Craig House, 28-Jul.

Ad, Laigh Milton Mill, 27-Jul 2022.

Ad + 2 juvs, River Irvine, Laigh Milton Mill, 28-Jul 2022.

3, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

Ad, Holmsford Bridge-Shewalton (River Irvine), NS 354376, 8-Aug 2022.

1, Shewalton Wood SWT, NS 349361, 8-Aug 2022.

1, Pow Burn, NS 342274, 9-Aug 2022.

juv, Annick Water, Dreghorn, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Eurasian Sparrowhawk  Accipiter nisus


2 juvs, Craigie Quarry wood, 31-Jul 2022.

 

 

Common Buzzard  Buteo buteo


2, Laigh Milton Mill, 27-Jul 2022.

1, Thorntoun, 28-Jul 2022.

1, Dean Castle Country Park, 29-Jul 2022

1, Maintree, NS 442322, 31-Jul 2022.

2, Howcommon, NS 425331, 31-Jul 2022.

1, Gatehead, 1-Aug 2022.

1, Templeton Burn, 4-Aug 2022.

2 juvs, calling, Loudoun Kirk, 4-Aug 2022.

1, Lower Rushaw Plantation, NS 506418, 4-Aug 2022.

2-3 juvs, calling near, Grougar Mains, 4-Aug 2022.

Ad, calling, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, 8-Aug 2022.

Ad, calling, Cunninghamhead, NS 372416, 8-Aug 2022.

juvs calling, Shewalton Wood SWT, 8-Aug 2022.

1, Confluence of River Annick/River Irvine, NS 325377, 10-Aug 2022.

1, Eglinton Country Park, 11-Aug 2022.

1, Girgenti, NS 363435, 11-Aug 2022.

1, Jocksthorn, NS 421411, 12-Aug 2022.

juv calling, North Craig Reservoir, NS 439415, 12-Aug 2022.

Ad, calling, Holmsford Bridge-Shewalton (River Irvine), NS 347369, 13-Aug 2022.

Ad, calling, Oldhall Ponds SWT, NS 337364, 13-Aug 2022.

Ad, on lamppost, Meadowhead Rd, Shewalton, 13-Aug 2022.

Ad, calling, over Shewalton sandpit, Meadowhead Rd, Shewalton, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus


1, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, 8-Aug 2022.

 

 

Gannet  Morus bassanus


4, off Ardrossan harbour, 5-Aug 2022.

19, Ardrossan-Arran ferry, 5-Aug 2022.

27, fishing in Brodick Bay, 5-Aug 2022.

3, Brodick-Ardrossan ferry, 5-Aug 2022.

Several diving offshore, Prestwick, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Shag  Phalacrocorax aristotelis


25+, Ardrossan harbour, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carbo


1, Ardrossan harbour, 5-Aug 2022.

1, Ardrossan-Arran ferry, 5-Aug 2022.

3, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus


pr, Dean Castle Country Park, 29-Jul 2022

1, calling, Ladyton Loch, NS 486373, 4-Aug 2022.

1, Sourlie Wood SWT, NS 342414, 11-Aug 2022.

1 heard, Kay Park, Kilmarnock, NS 435383, 14-Aug 2022.

 

 

Coot  Fulica atra


pr + b/1, Dean Castle Country Park, 29-Jul 2022

10, Kay Park, Kilmarnock, NS 435383, 14-Aug.

 

  

Eurasian Oystercatcher  Haematopus ostralegus


1, calling over Howard Park, Kilmarnock, 31-Jul 2022.

5, Irvine beach park, 2-Aug 2022.

1, over Loudoun Kirk, 4 Aug 2022.

23, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

2, Newton shore, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Ringed Plover  Charadrius hiaticula


2, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

2, Prestwick, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Whimbrel  Numenius phaeopus


1, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Eurasian Curlew  Numenius arquata


2, Irvine harbour/Bogside, 2-Aug 2022.

1, Pow Burn, 9-Aug 2022.

 

 

Common Sandpiper  Actitic hypoleucos


1, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Redshank  Tringa totanus


2, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

1, Ardrossan harbour, 5-Aug 2022.

1, Pow Burn, 9-Aug 2022.

 

 

Turnstone  Arenaria interpres


4, Prestwick, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Kittiwake  Rissa tridactyla


9, Ardrossan-Arran ferry, 5-Aug 2022.

1, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

23, Brodick-Ardrossan ferry, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Great Black-backed Gull  Larus marinus


4, Irvine beach park, 2-Aug 2022.

4, Ardrossan harbour, 5-Aug 2022.

13, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

1, Brodick-Ardrossan ferry, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Common Gull  Larus canus


13, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022. 

 

 

Herring Gull  Larus argentatus


100+, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Sandwich Tern  Thalasseus sandvicensis


3, Irvine beach park, 2-Aug 2022.

16, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

2 calling, Barassie (N end at GC), NS 325338, 8-Aug 2022.

6, Prestwick, NS 345255, 9-Aug 2022.

2, Prestwick, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Arctic Tern  Sterna paradisaea


10, Ardrossan-Arran ferry, 5-Aug 2022.

4, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Common Guillemot  Uria aalge


16, Ardrossan-Arran ferry, 5-Aug 2022.

1, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

36, Brodick-Ardrossan ferry, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Razorbill  Alca torda


2, Ardrossan-Arran ferry, 5-Aug 2022.

1, Brodick-Ardrossan ferry, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Black Guillemot  Cepphus grylle


8, Ardrossan harbour, 5-Aug 2022.

2, Ardrossan-Brodick ferry, 5-Aug 2022.

1, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

1, Brodick-Ardrossan ferry, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Puffin  Fratercula arctica


1, Brodick-Ardrossan ferry, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Stock Dove  Columba oenas


2 prs, Overton-Paddocklaw, NS 370407, 8-Aug 2022.

pr, Bonnyton-Knockentiber disused railway line, 14-Aug 2022.

 

 

Cuckoo  Cuculus canorus


juv, Holmsford Bridge-Shewalton (River Irvine), NS 354376, 8-Aug 2022.

 

 

Common Swift  Apus apus


12, screaming, Crosshouse, 26-27 Jul 2022.

5, screaming, Crosshouse, 28-Jul 2022.

9, Craig Cottages-Crosshouse, 28-Jul.

8, screaming, Crosshouse, 29-Jul 2022.

16, screaming, Crosshouse, 31-Jul 2022.

9, Irvine beach park, 2-Aug 2022.

5, screaming, Crosshouse, 7-Aug 2022.

6, screaming, Crosshouse, 8-Aug 2022.

6, screaming, Crosshouse, 10-Aug 2022.

 

 

Kingfisher  Alcedo atthis


1, Ladyton Loch, NS 486373, 4-Aug 2022.

1, heard, Holmsford Bridge-Shewalton (River Irvine), NS 352370, 8-Aug 2022.

 

 

Great Spotted Woodpecker  Dendrocopos major


1, Dreghorn-Irvine disused railway line (NCN Route 73), 10-Aug 2022.

 

 

Magpie  Pica pica


7, donkey field, Dean Castle Country Park, 29-Jul 2022.

 

 

Jackdaw  Coloeus monedula


47, Crosshouse, 27-Jul 2022.

60, Maintree, NS 442322, 31-Jul 2022.

90, Hirst, NS 440327, 31-Jul.

220, Crooks, NS 382339, 1-Aug 2022.

 

 

Rook  Corvus frugilegus


15, Crosshouse, 27-Jul 2022.

230, Hirst, NS 440327, 31-Jul 2022.

 

 

Carrion Crow  Corvus corone


2 ads + juvs, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Hooded Crow  Corvus cornix


1, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

1, Hooded x Carrion hybrid, Malletsheugh (VC76), NS 523546, 12-Aug 2022.

 

 

Raven  Corvus corax


2, Craigie, NS 430324, 31-Jul 2022.

1, Ladyton Loch, NS 486373, 4-Aug 2022.

2, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

1, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, 8-Aug 2022.

1, Stacklawhill, NS 371442, 11-Aug 2022.

1, Girgenti, NS 363435, 11-Aug 2022.

pr, circling, Crosshouse garden, 12-Aug 2022.

1, North Craig Reservoir, NS 439415, 12-Aug 2022.

1, High Greenan, NS 311186, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Sand Martin  Riparia riparia


4, River Irvine, Laigh Milton Mill, 27-Jul 2022.

2, River Irvine/GSK, 1-Aug 2022.

2, Irvine beach park, 2-Aug 2022.

6, Holmsford Bridge-Shewalton (River Irvine), NS 354376, 8-Aug 2022.

2, Gailes Marsh SWT, NS 326357, 10-Aug 2022.

 

 

Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica


3, Crosshouse-Laigh Milton Mill, 27-Jul 2022.

22, Maintree, NS 442322, 31-Jul 2022.

18, Muggersland Burn, 31-Jul 2022.

10+, Irvine beach park, 2-Aug 2022.

41, Nether Newton, NS 507391, 4-Aug 2022.

20+, Brodick Castle CP, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

5, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

9, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, 8-Aug 2022.

5, Overton-Paddocklaw, NS 370407, 8-Aug 2022.

pr feeding young in nest, Brodick Castle CP (ranger centre), Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

8, Prestwick beach, NS 345255, 9-Aug 2022.

20+, Knockentiber, 11-Aug 2022.

 

 

House Martin  Delichon urbicum


2, Crosshouse, 26-Jul 2022.

7, Crosshouse, 27-Jul 2022.

2, Laigh Milton Mill, 27-Jul 2022.

27, Crosshouse, 31-Jul 2022.

4 AON, Brodick harbour, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

5, Eglinton Loch, NS 325421, 11-Aug 2022.

 

 

Long-tailed Tit  Aegithalos caudatus


5 (family party), River Irvine, Laigh Milton Mill, 28-Jul 2022.

10+, Bonnyton, Kilmarnock, NS 422386, 4-Aug 2022.

7+, Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, NS 360378, 8-Aug 2022.

5, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, 10-Aug 2022.

 

 

Rock Pipit  Anthus petrosus


1, Ardrossan harbour, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Grey Wagtail  Motacilla cinerea


Juv, River Irvine, Laigh Milton Mill, 27-Jul 2022.

1, flew over, River Irvine, Laigh Milton Mill, 28-Jul 2022.

1, Glenrosa Water, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Pied Wagtail  Motacilla yarrellii


Ad + 2 juvs, Crosshouse Hospital, 26-Jul 2022.

Ad + 3 juvs, Trees Farm, 31-Jul 2022.

18, Irvine beach park, 2-Aug 2022.

3 ads + 6 juvs, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

ad + 3 juvs, Brodick Castle CP, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Dipper  Cinclus cinclus


Juv, Kilmarnock Water, Howard Park, Kilmarnock, 31-Jul 2022.

Ad, Bringan Ford, Craufurdland Water, 4-Aug 2022.

 

 

Spotted Flycatcher  Muscicapa striata


Ad + 3 fledglings, Alton, NS 500386, 4-Aug 2022.

 

 

Willow Warbler  Phylloscopus trochilus


1, calling, Crosshouse, 27-Jul 2022.

Ad + 4 juvs, River Irvine, Laigh Milton Mill, 28-Jul 2022.

1 singing m, West Plann, NS 390394, 4-Aug 2022.

1 singing m, Corsehill Mount, 8-Aug 2022.

1 singing m, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, 10-Aug 2022.

1, singing m, Oldhall Ponds SWT, NS 337364, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Common Chiffchaff  Phylloscopus collybita


3, Crosshouse-Laigh Milton Mill, 27-Jul 2022.

 

 

Sedge Warbler  Acrocephalus schoenobaenus


1, calling, Shewalton Wood SWT, NS 349356, 8-Aug 2022.

1, calling, overgrown Typha pond, Dreghorn old pit bings, between A71 & River Irvine, NS 344371, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Blackcap  Sylvia atricapilla


1, calling, Springside-Dreghorn disused railway line, NS 360387, 8-Aug 2022.

1, Annick Park, Dreghorn-Irvine disused railway line (NCN Route 73), NS 347383, 10-Aug 2022.

1, calling, Milgarholm Park, NS 329382, 10-Aug 2022.

f, Oldhall Ponds SWT, NS 337364, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Whitethroat  Sylvia communis


Juv, brownfield site, Kilmarnock, Burnside Street, 31-Aug 2022.

1, alarm-calling, Holmsford Bridge-Shewalton (River Irvine), NS 354376, 8-Aug 2022.

 

 

Goldcrest  Regulus regulus


Heard, Dean Castle Country Park, 29-Jul 2022.

Several, calling, Lower Rushaw Plantation, NS 506418, 4-Aug 2022.

 

 

Eurasian Wren  Troglodytes troglodytes


1 juv producing sub-song, 05:30, Crosshouse, 29-Jul 2022.

 

 

Coal Tit  Periparus ater


1 singing m, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

2, Brodick Castle CP (Red Squirrel hide), Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

1 singing m, Sourlie Wood SWT, NS 342414, 11-Aug 2022.

 

 

Eurasian Nuthatch  Phylloscopus collybita


1, Muirhead Cottage, Laigh Milton Mill, 28-Jul 2022.

Heard, Dean Castle Country Park, 29-Jul 2022.

 

 

Treecreeper  Certhia familiaris


Several heard, Dean Castle Country Park, 29-Jul 2022.

1 calling, Catcraig Plantation, 1-Aug 2022.

 

 

Common Starling  Sturnus vulgaris


153, Crosshouse, 28-Jul 2022.

550+, Ardrossan harbour, 5-Aug 2022.

73, Crosshouse, 6-Aug 2022.

 

 

Redstart  Phooenicurus phoenicurus


f/juv, migrant in hedgerow between North Woodhill-Altonhill, NS 414397, 12-Aug 2022.

 

 

Stonechat  Saxicola rubicola


pr + juv; f + 2 juvs, Irvine beach park/dunes, 2-Aug 2022.

2 juvs, , Shewalton Wood SWT, NS 349356, 8-Aug 2022.

m, Pow Burn, NS 342274, 9-Aug 2022.

1, alarm calling, Doonfoot, NS 321193, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Wheatear  Oemanthe oenanthe


f, Ballast Bank, Troon, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

House Sparrow  Passer domesticus


50+, East Raws-Grougar Mains, 4-Aug 2022.

70+, Capringstone, NS 358389, 8-Aug 2022.

16, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Eurasian Tree Sparrow  Passer montanus


12+, Southhook Bridge/Knockentiber-disused railway line, NS 383397, 4-Aug 2022.

2, calling, Busbie Mains, NS 392407, 4-Aug 2022.

Heard, Caprickhill, NS 463382, 4-Aug 2022.

 

 

Bullfinch  Pyrrhula pyrrhula


2, Dean Castle Country Park, 29-Jul 2022.

1 calling, Irvine beach park, 2-Aug 2022.

pr + 2 juvs, Holmsford Bridge-Shewalton (River Irvine), NS 354376, 8-Aug 2022.

2 heard, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, 10-Aug 2022.

1 calling, Marine Drive, Irvine, NS 317365, 10-Aug 2022.

2 calling, Dreghorn-Irvine disused railway line (NCN Route 73), 11-Aug 2022.

3+, Sourlie Wood SWT, NS 342414, 11-Aug 2022.

2, in thick, overgrown hedgerow, Roddinghill, NS 342421, 11-Aug 2022.

2, North Craig Reservoir, NS 439415, 12-Aug 2022.

 

 

Greenfinch  Chloris chloris


1 singing m, Crosshouse, 28-Jul 2022.

1 singing m, Craigie, NS 430324, 31-Jul 2022.

2, West Plann, NS 390394, 4-Aug 2022.

1, Caprickhill, NS 463382, 4-Aug 2022.

m, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

5, Shewalton sandpit, Meadowhead Road, NS 336361, 8-Aug 2022.

2, Newton shore, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis


Singles and pairs widespread.

5, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

13, Knockentiber, 11-Aug 2022.

10+, Newton shore, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Linnet  Linaria cannbina


pr, flew over, Crosshouse, 27-Jul 2022.

pr, Trees Farm, 31-Jul 2022.

pr, East Mosside, NS 453327, 31-Jul 2022.

4, Hirst, NS 440327, 31-Jul.

1 singing m, Easter Hillhouse, NS 440335, 31-Jul 2022.

1 singing m, Crooks, NS 382339, 1-Aug 2022.

4, Irvine beach park, 2-Aug 2022.

pr, Caprickhill, NS 463382, 4-Aug 2022.

5, Barassie (N end at GC), NS 325338, 8-Aug 2022.

pr, Dreghorn old pit bings, between A71 & River Irvine, NS 346375, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Lesser Redpoll  Acanthis cabaret


1, Catcraig Plantation, 1-Aug 2022.

1, Camelgrove/Jubilee Wood, NS 407404, 4-Aug 2022.

3, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

1, Shewalton sandpit, Meadowhead Road, NS 336361, 8-Aug 2022.

1, Shewalton Wood SWT, NS 341358, 8-Aug 2022.

2, Shewalton Wood SWT, NS 350353, 8-Aug 2022.

1, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, NS 377394, 11-Aug 2022.

2, Drumboy (cyclepath/A77), NS 494482, 12-Aug 2022.

 

 

Crossbill  Loxia curvirostra


5, Brodick Castle Country Park, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

 

 

Siskin  Spinus spinus


1, River Irvine, Laigh Milton Mill, 28-Jul 2022.

1, Knockendale, NS 388320, 1-Aug 2022.

3, Lower Rushaw Plantation, NS 506418, 4-Aug 2022.

3, Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

4, Brodick Castle CP, Isle of Arran, 5-Aug 2022.

1, Sourlie Wood SWT, NS 342414, 11-Aug 2022.

 

 

Yellowhammer  Emberiza citrinella


1 singing m, east of Craig Cottages, Crosshouse, 27-Jul 2022.

1 singing m, Craig Cottages, Crosshouse, 28-Jul 2022.

1 singing m, Hallbarns Farm, 28-Jul 2022.

1 singing m, Cauldhame-Thorntoun, 28-Jul 2022.

1 singing m, Knockentiber-Bonnyton disused railway line, 28-Jul 2022.

1 singing m, East Mosside, NS 453327, 31-Jul 2022.

1 singing m, Hirst, NS 441328, 31-Jul.

f + 2 juvs, Easter Hillhouse, NS 440335, 31-Jul 2022.

1 singing m, Inchbean, NS 436340, 31-Jul 2022.

1 singing m, Brownlee, NS 376334, 1-Aug 2022.

1 singing m, Fortacres, NS 398341, 1-Aug 2022.

1 singing m, Harperland Holdings, NS 376357, 1-Aug 2022.

1 singing m, Southhook/Knockentiber-disused railway line, NS 383397, 1-Aug 2022.

2 singing mm, West Plann, NS 390394, 4-Aug 2022.

2 singing mm, Southhook Bridge/Knockentiber-disused railway line, NS 383397, 4-Aug 2022.

1 singing m, Busbie Mains, NS 392407, 4-Aug 2022.

1 singing m, Langlands Farm, NS 386428, 11-Aug 2022.

1 calling, road to Annick Lodge, NS 351420, 11-Aug 2022.

f + 2 juvs, South Woodhill, NS 409395, 12-Aug 2022.

 

 

Reed Bunting  Emberiza schoeniclus


1, calling, overgrown Typha pond, Dreghorn old pit bings, between A71 & River Irvine, NS 344371, 13-Aug 2022.

 

 

Moth trapping, logging and photography in the garden  Fraser Simpson

Moth trapping, logging and photography in the garden, Ayrshire, Scotland, Jul 2022

 

 

Camping next to the moth trap  Fraser Simpson

Camping next to the moth trap, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Shewalton Wood, Ayrshire  Fraser Simpson

Shewalton Wood, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Tarryholme pond, Irvine, Ayrshire  Fraser Simpson

Tarryholme pond, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Eglinton Country Park, Ayrshire, Scotland  Fraser Simpson

Eglinton Country Park, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Eglinton Loch, Ayrshire, Scotland  Fraser Simpson

Eglinton Loch, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Cycling along the course of the disused railway line between Kilmarnock and Knockentiber  Fraser Simpson

Cycling along the course of the disused railway line between Kilmarnock and Knockentiber, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line (NCN Route 73), Ayrshire, Scotland  Fraser Simpson

Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line (NCN Route 73), Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Isle of Arran from Craigie Hill northern approach  Fraser Simpson

Isle of Arran from Craigie Hill northern approach, Ayrshire, Scotland, Jul 2022

 

 

Looking towards Carrick Hills from Irvine Bay  Fraser Simpson

Looking towards Carrick Hills from Irvine Bay, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Sea Rocket (Cakile maritima)  Fraser Simpson

Goat Fell & Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Sea Rocket (Cakile maritima)  Fraser Simpson

Goat Fell & Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Caledonian Isles ferry, Isle of Arran, Scotland  Fraser Simpson

Caledonian Isles ferry, Isle of Arran, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Kay Park pond, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland  Fraser Simpson

Kay Park pond, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Greenan Castle & Deil's Dyke, Ayrshire, Scotland  Fraser Simpson

Greenan Castle & Deil's Dyke, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Pow Burn, Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland  Fraser Simpson

Pow Burn, Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

River Irvine, Dreghorn-Shewalton, Ayrshire, Scotland  Fraser Simpson

River Irvine, Dreghorn-Shewalton, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line (NCN Route 73), Ayrshire  Fraser Simpson

Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line (NCN Route 73), Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Sea Rocket (Cakile maritima)  Fraser Simpson

Sea Rocket [European Searocket] (Cakile maritima), Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Biological surveys by bike, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022  Fraser Simpson

Biological surveys by bike, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Restored pond, Dean Castle Country Park  Fraser Simpson

Restored pond at 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 2022

 

 

Jack's Bug & Garden Plot, Ayrshire  Fraser Simpson

Jack's Bug & Garden Plot, Ayrshire, Scotland, Jul 2022

 

 

The fssbirding breakfast   Fraser Simpson

The fssbirding breakfast, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria)   Fraser Simpson

Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria), Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland, 31 July 2022

 

 

Moorland, Renfrewshire-Ayrshire border  Fraser Simpson

Moorland, Renfrewshire-Ayrshire border, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

Ayrshire, August 2022   Fraser Simpson

Ayrshire, Scotland, July-Aug 2022

 

 

Firth of Clyde, Ayrshire  Fraser Simpson

Firth of Clyde, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

unset, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, Ayrshire, Scotland  Fraser Simpson

Sunset, Knockentiber-Springside disused railway line, Ayrshire, Scotland, Aug 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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