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RECENT SIGHTINGS

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2011 Sightings

November

2nd 2 Kestrel, Muirhouse (G. Hunter)

1st Barn Owl, Muirhouse (G. Hunter) 

October

27th Jay, Glen Park (J. Thorley)

22nd Pair of Raven, flying over Coats memorial Church, Paisley (N. Macintyre)

14th Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenlaw Avenue, Paisley (I. Herbison)

11th Redwings and Fieldfares, Renfrew Gold course (E. Douglas)

11th Whooper Swans, Barnsford Bridge and North Commonside Farm (E. Douglas)

11th 18 Red Admiral butterflies, Moss Cottage, Linwood (E. Douglas)

1st Barn owl and Redpoll, Brownside Braes (J. Thorley)

September

4th Female Bullfinch, Newton Street, Paisley (N. Macintyre)

3rd 6 Mistle Thrush, Ferguslie Gardens (N. Macintyre)

2nd ~10 Long-tailed Tits, Paisley Museum garden (N. Macintyre)

August

23rd Sparrowhawk on pigeon kill, Paisley Museum car park (N. Macintyre)

19th Female Roe deer, Newton Street, Paisley (N. Macintyre)

July

11th 45 Broad-leaved Helliborines, Paisley Museum Garden (N. Macintyre)

5th Heron, flying over New Sneddon Street, Paisley (N. Macintyre)

4th Brimestone Moth, Newton Terrace, Paisley (D. Breignan)

May

28th Male and female Siskin, Haining Road, Renfrew (F. Hamilton)

26th Small copper, Haining Road, Renfrew (F. Hamilton)

April

30th Bluebells, Herb robert and Wood sorrel in flower, Glen Park, Gleniffer Braes Country Park, (C. Gillen)

30th 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1Swallow, Chiffchaffs, Willow warblers, c.20 Orange tip, 2 Peacock, Cuckoo flower and marsh marigold in flower, Brownside Braes, Gleniffer Braes Country Park (C. Gillen).

28th male Orange tip, Large Red Damselfly, 2 Goldfinch, Paisley Museum Garden (N. Macintyre)

26th 4 Swallows, Brownside Farm, Gleniffer Braes Country Park (C. Gillen)

26th 2 male Orange tip, Paisley Museum garden (N. Macintyre)

24th 2 male Orange tip Seedhill foot bridge, Paisley (N. Macintyre)

23rd Male Orange tip, Elderslie cycle path (D. Breignan)

21st Grasshopper warbler, Market Field, Glen Park, Gleniffer Braes Country Park (J. Thorley)

19th Chiffchaff, woodland beside Paisley Museum (N. Macintyre)

16th Male and Female Blackcap, Glen Park, Gleniffer Braes Country Park (J. Thorley)

15th Willow warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Coots nesting and Marsh marigold in flower, Durrockstock Park LNR (J. Thorley)

11th Wheatear, Sergentlaw Road, Gleniffer Braes Country Park (M. Muir)

10th Peacock butterfly, waste ground opposite Coats Memorial Church (N. Macintyre)

9th 2 Curlews Fereneze Braes (C. Gillen)

9th Swallow, near cycle track, Brownside Braes (B. Erskine)

9th Willow warbler Knockindon Burn, Gleniffer Braes Country Park (C. Gillen)

8th 2 Raven, Coats Memorial Church, Paisley (N. Macintyre)

8th 2 Buzzards over Paisley Museum garden (N. Macintyre)

8th Bee fly (Bombus major) and 7-spot Ladybird, Paisley Museum garden (N. Macintyre)

5th Chiffchaff singing, Cycle track, Maxwellton Road, Paisley (N. Macintyre)

5th Female Bullfinch, Paisley Museum garden (N. Macintyre)

March

27th 2 Roe Deer, 3rd Fairway, Fereneze Golf Course (D. Roberts)

26th Roe Deer, Field opposite Bevan Grove, Johnstone (V. Reilly)

26th 7 Waxwings, 2 Glenfield Cresent, Paisley (Gleniffer Braes Ranger Service)

24th 3 male and 1 female Bullfinch, 3 Roe deer, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Buzzard, 20 Goldfinch and 1 Chiffchaff, Dykebar Shelter Belt (I. MacDonald)

24th 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Buzzard, Brownside Braes (I. MacDonald)

23rd Chiffchaff singing, Glen car park, Gleniffer Braes (Gleniffer Braes Ranger Service)

22nd 5 Goldfinch, Paisley Museum Garden (N. Macintyre)

22nd 12 Waxwing, 50 Caplethill Road, (J. Thorley)

6th ~30 Waxwing Morrisons supermarket on Neilston Road (I. McClure)

3rd Roe deer opposite Bevan Court, Johnstone (V. Reilly)

2nd Frogspawn small pond south of Brownside Farm (M. Muir)

February

28th 3 Great Crested Grebes Stanley Reservoir (T. Byars)

28th 4 Waxwings Nethercraigs Drive, Paisley (T. Byars)

28th Fox Calside, Paisley (J. Pressly)

18th 2 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin Paisley Museum garden (N. Macintyre)

17th 2 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin Paisley Museum garden (N. Macintyre)

16th 25 Siskins at Main Road, Castlehead, Paisley (B. Gray)

15th Male Tufted duck on White Cart above Hammills (N. Macintyre)

15th Raven on Coats Memorial Church, Paisley (N. Macintyre)

14th Raven on Coats Memorial Church, Paisley (N. Macintyre)

3rd Raven on Coats Memorial Church, Paisley (N. Macintyre)

3rd Fox at Spoolers Road, Paisley (N. Macintyre)

3rd ~ 10 Waxwings Whitehaugh Drive, Paisley (E. Millar)

3rd Sparrowhawk Morven Avenue, Paisley (D. Roberts)

January

29th 1 Roe Deer and 2 Long-tailed tits on Renfrew Golf Course (I. Herbison)

28th 1 Long-tailed Tit, Paisley Museum Garden (N. Macintyre)

28th 2 Ravens on Coats Memorial Church, Paisley (N. Macintyre)

19th 2 Ravens on Coats Memorial Church, Paisley (N. Macintyre)

13th Peregrine, over Ferguslie Gardens (D. Breingan)

10th Jay conifer plantation west of Gleniffer Road, Gleniffer Braes Country Park (J. Thorley)

9th 2 Roe Deer, Bevan Court, Johnstone (V. Reilly)

8th Little Grebe, White Cart just below Hammills Bridge (N. Tait)

7th Raven flying over Paisley Museum (N. Macintyre)

6th Female Brambling, Glen Park near Lower Dam (C. Gillen)

6th Small flock of Redwing and seperate small flock of Siskins, Bevan Court, Johnstone (V. Reilly)

2010 Wildlife Sightings

2009 Wildlife Sightings

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