Sunday 8 July 2012

Barnhill, Jura

I was fortunate enough to be able to spend a few days at Barnhill, Jura last week. I walked across to Glengarrisdale on the west coast on one day and up to Corryvreckan Whirlpool on another. It was a fantastic opportunity to explore a part of Jura I'd not really seen before and I saw lots of flora and fauna as follows:

Lesser Redpoll, Yellowhammer, Swallow, Dunnock, Shag, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Gannet, Rock Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Grey Heron, Tree Pipit, Willow Warbler, Great Tit, Herring Gull, Guillemot, Pied Wagtail, Raven, Siskin, Great Northern Diver, Red-throated Diver, Song Thrush, Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, Peregrine, Buzzard, Grasshopper Warbler, Whinchat, Stonechat, Whitethroat, Blackbird, Linnet, Robin, Common Gull, Black Guillemot, Woodcock, Wren, Hooded Crow

Heath-spotted Orchid, Common Sorrel, Broad-leaved Dock, White Clover, Red clover, Tormentil, Bir's-foot Trefoil, English Stonecrop, Thrift, Common Scurvy Grass, Yorkshire Fog, Crested Dog's Tail, Lesser Spearwort, Bracken, Marsh Lousewort, Bell Heather, Meadow Buttercup, Marsh Bedstraw, Round-leaved sundew, Butterwort, Foxglove, Lousewort, Eyebright, purple Loosestrife, Milkwort, Water Lily, Bog Asphodel, Common Cotton Grass, Hare's Tail, Cross-leaved Heath, Sycamore, Bog Myrtle, Bluebell, Primrose, Marsh Cinquefoil, Cow Wheat, Forget-me-not sp., Germander Speedwell, Selfheal, Scots Pine, Vetch sp., Dwarf Willow, Alder, Honeysuckle, Birch, Marsh Thistle, Cleavers, Cuckoo Flower, Bog Pimpernel, Bilberry, Skullcap, Ragged Robin, Herb Robert, Red Campion, Greater Stitchwort, Sea Plantain, Daisy, Flag iris, Common Rush, Purple Moor Grass, Meadow Grass

Ringlet, Dark Green Fritillary, Meadow Brown, Small Heath, Common Blue, Chimney Sweep, Silver Y, Emperor Moth larva

Golden-ringed Dragonfly, Four-spotted Chaser, Common Blue Damselfly

Carabus Glabratus, Carabus clatratus, Dung Beetle, Green Tiger Beetle, Silpha atrata, Tabanus sudeticus (male)

Common Frog, Common Toad, Common Lizard, Adder, Common Seal, Otter

Adder near Barnhill

Emperor Moth larva (5th instar)

Glengarrisdale bothy

Tabanus sudeticus (male) - Horsefly

Silpha atrata - Snail-killer I'm afraid

Common Toad

Corryvreckan Whirlpool

1 comment:

  1. It would be great to visit the corryvreckan whirlpool. It must be so awesome. It's a perfect place for adventure with friends.