I've had a very busy few weeks and have only managed to get out birding a few times. Two weeks ago I visited RSPB Lochwinnoch and RSPB Baron's Haugh. A good amount of birds were seen at both reserves. The highlights are listed below.
However, the highlight over the last few weeks has been the birding I have done at my "local patch". Linwood, Renfrewshire, is surrounded with a variety of habitats, with good numbers of breeding territories, Birds that nest in the local area are Buzzard, Barn Owl, Oystercatcher and Bullfinch. There's woodland, wetland, farmland and moorland habitats. The Linwood Community Woodland is a particular highlight. This weekend whilst out walking I saw Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Robin, Blackbird, Magpie, Mallard, Oystercatcher, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Song Thrush, Bullfinch, Jackdaw and Carrion Crow - not to mention a stag roe deer! All on my doorstep.