Wildlife

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Wildlife

All around Rose Haugh there is . . . . . . .  wild Galloway

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vcex_image_flexslider thumbnail_link=”lightbox” image_ids=”452,455,456,458,459,457″ img_width=”600″ img_height=”400″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Wildlife thrives in extensive wetlands with lochs, rivers and marshes.  The RSPB’s Ken-Dee Marshes reserve on Loch Ken is a couple of miles from Rose Haugh.  Ospreys fish in many of the local lochs and they nest on the National Trust for Scotland’s nearby Threave Estate.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]The Solway coast hosts huge flocks of over-wintering geese – barnacle geese seen here are grazing on the RSPB’S Mersehead Reserve.  Coastal reed beds attract visiting winter ducks, and starlings wheel in to roost at dusk.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vcex_image_flexslider image_ids=”451,454″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vcex_image_flexslider control_nav=”false” control_thumbs=”false” thumbnail_link=”lightbox” image_ids=”453″ img_width=”600″ img_height=”400″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Red kite country. Recently introduced here, as in many parts of the UK, red kites soar in the skies above Rose Haugh.  Laurieston is on the Galloway Kite Trail, and a red kite feeding station is on a farm above the village[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]