Birds seen in Glenkens 1901 – 1916

Birds seen in the Glenkens 1901 – 1916

In 1901 a Mr T Hough came to New Galloway on a fishing holiday, but he loved the area so much that he stayed for most of the rest of his life. He died in 1916 and was buried in Kells churchyard. He was an enthusiastic bird watcher and keen observer and recorder of their habits. (DGNHAS, 1918-19, series III, Volume VI)

Mistle Thrush

Song Thrush

Redwing

Fieldfare

Blackbird

Ring Ouzel

Wheatear

Whinchat

Stonechat

Redstart

Robin

Whitethroat

Garden Warbler

Gold-Crested Wren (Goldcrest)

Willow Wren (Willow Warbler)

Sedge Warbler

Grasshopper Warbler

Hedge Sparrow

Dipper

Long-tailed Tit

Great Tit

Coal Tit

Willow Tit

Blue Tit

Wren

Tree Creeper

Pied Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

Tree Pipit

Meadow Pipit

Great Grey Shrike

Spotted Flycatcher

Pied Flycatcher

Swallow

House Martin

Sand Martin

Greenfinch

Goldfinch

Sparrow

Chaffinch

Brambling

Linnet

Lesser Redpoll

Twite

Bullfinch

Yellowhammer

Reed Bunting

Snow Bunting

Starling

Jay

Magpie

Jackdaw

Raven

Carrion Crow

Rook

Skylark

Swift

Nightjar

Kingfisher

Cuckoo

Short-eared Owl

Tawny Owl

Buzzard

Rough-legged Buzzard

Sparrow Hawk

Peregrine

Merlin

Kestrel

Cormorant

Heron

White-fronted Goose

Bean Goose

Barnacle Goose

Mallard

Shoveler

Teal

Wigeon

Pochard

Tufted Duck

Goldeneye

Goosander

Merganser

Wood Pigeon

Stock Dove

Black Grouse

Red Grouse

Pheasant

Partridge

Land Rail (Corncrake)

Water Rail

Moorhen

Coot

Golden Plover

Lapwing

Oystercatcher

Woodcock

Snipe

Dunlin

Sandpiper

Redshank

Whimbrel

Curlew

Black-headed Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Red-throated Diver

Little Grebe