Life at Blawhorn Moss

Blawhorn Moss, NNR

Whilst I was waiting for SRUC Oatridge students to arrive at Blawhorn Moss, it gave me a chance to bird watch from the car park. There were many Blue tits flying around but I noticed this Great-spotted woodpecker, clinging on top of a tree. Apart from doing a litter pick in the car park, not much time is spent there as we drive down to the reserve so it was nice to stop, have a look and listen to what wildlife visitors may encounter as their first experience of being at Blawhorn Moss.

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This is of an adult female as the crown is black with no red patch. Males have a distinctive red patch on the back of the head and young birds have a red crown. So when you visit Blawhorn Moss, NNR stop, listen and look around to see if you can spot the Great-spotted woodpecker before you walk down to the reserve.

With the help of SRUC Oatridge, the boardwalk is a work in progress.  We are applying anti slip strips and though work is ongoing, it will hopefully be completed in the upcoming months.

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