Self-Catering Holiday Cottage, Scotland
Birds around Kirklauchline and the Rhins of Galloway

Wildlife at Kirklauchline Cottage, Rhins of Galloway, South West ScotlandBirds and Wildlife at Kirklauchline Cottage

Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched! At Kirklauchline Holiday Cottage today we certainly were being watched!

Just outside the back window of the lounge we have a bird feeder so guests can sit on the sofa and enjoy the sea view through the front window and watch the birds through the back one. It’s perfect!

Today we had a tiny Chaffinch sat on the window sill, looking in, watching our every move! I’m sure that if he could have got inside he would have done! I gave him some bread and filled up the bird feeder with seed and he still continued to watch us through the window. He flew off a couple of times but kept on returning to see us and was joined by a couple of sparrows at one time. I hope he’ll keep our next guests amused this week.

A lot of our guests enjoy watching the birds from the cottage window and we have had previous comments from guests who have spotted redwings, fieldfare, great tits, blackbird, starlings, greenfinch, house sparrows, swallows, carrion crow, chaffinch, goldfinch, common gull, linnet, coal tit, whitethroat, kestrel, song thrush, pigeon and more. Watch out for buzzards too.

Of course the local village of Portpatrick and nearby beaches are home to lots of sea birds too. Here you can see oyster catchers, guillemot, fulmar, Portpatrickkittiwake amongst lots of other species.

Last year we were fascinated by gannets at Dally Bay in the North Rhins. It was amazing watching them dive.

Not forgetting the RSPB Mull of Galloway, where there have been recent sightings of puffins. A fantastic day out for any nature lover at any time of the year.

Any bird watchers, photographers or anyone who loves the great outdoors then Kirklauchline Holiday Cottage and the Rhins of Galloway could be just what you are looking for.

We have autumn availability this year and are now booking for holidays next year. to book your next holiday in Scotland.

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