NX2853 : Cormorant nesting colony, Castle Loch

taken 2 years ago, 3 km from Culshabbin, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Cormorant nesting colony, Castle Loch
Cormorant nesting colony, Castle Loch
Castle Loch and neighbouring Mochrum Loch between them have the largest freshwater breeding colony of cormorants in Scotland, known to have existed since at least 1663. This year there appear to be increased numbers of birds nesting in these colonies and there are several rocky islets occupied in each of the two lochs, of which this is the biggest. The occupied islands are almost completely bare of vegetation.
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NX2853, 13 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 17 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 29 August, 2015
Geographical Context
Uplands  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Primary Subject of Photo
Loch 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 289 536 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:50.9116N 4:39.9336W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 286 544
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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