Wildlife Sightings

This page contains wildlife sightings and recordings from members and visitors.

Contributions are welcome.  Please email photos and descriptions from your visit to: friendsofcammo@yahoo.co.uk. NB we are currently working to add a number of recent contributions to this page.  Thanks for your patience.

August 2020 - The Edinburgh Birdwatcher August Blog by Euan Buchan


November 2020 - The Edinburgh Birdwatcher November Blog by Euan Buchan


July 2020 - A Stoat, Swallows and Sand Martins by Linda Monteith


7-spotted Ladybirds on Thistle

Yellowhammer (female)

Speckled Wood Butterfly

7-spotted Ladybirds

Reed Bunting (male)

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Bullfinch (male)

Pleated Inkjet

Small Copper Butterfly

Ringlet Butterfly

Reed Bunting (female)

Long-tailed Tit

Blackcap (male)



Reed Bunting

Tree Sparrow

July 2020 - Wildlife photos by Linda Monteith


July 2020 - Wildlife photos by Dorothy Lyle

Ringlet Butterfly

Cinnibar Caterpillar

Dingy Shell

Mottled Beauty

Tachycixius pilosus

Pea Moth

Bird-cherry Ermine

Pammene aurana

Red Admiral

Celypha lacunana

Pseudagyrotoza conwagana

Larch Ladybird


July 2020 - The Edinburgh Birdwatcher July Blog by Euan Buchan


June 2020 Barn Owls at Cammo by Linda Monteith


May / June 2020 Wildlife photos by Lynn and Keith Youngs

Wood Pigeon

Grey Heron


Reed Bunting

Pied Wagtail


Small Tortoiseshell

Green Dock Beetle

Tree Bumblebee

Grey Squirrel


Dead-nettle Leaf Beetle

Cuckoo Pint

Tapered Drone Fly

Red Campion

Welsh Poppy


Dryad's Saddle

Lesser Celandine


May / June 2020 Species Listing by Lynn and Keith Youngs

June 2020 - Wildlife photos from Dorothy Lyle

Striped Millipede - Ommatoiulus sabulosus

Cocksfoot moth - Glyphicterix simpliciella

Stripe-legged Robberfly - Drioctriai baumhaueri

Kidney-spot Ladybird

Xyphosia miliaria

Alder Spittlebug

Green Oak Tortrix

Small Tortoiseshell caterpillar

Plant Bug - Rhabdomiris striatellus

Comma Butterfly

Hoverfly - Leucozona lucorum

Common Red Soldier Beetle

Straw Dot Moth

Gryptocorus stysi

Micromoth - Agaapeta hamana

Copper Underwing Caterpillar

Cranefly Tipula vernalis

Feathered Thorn Caterpillar

Antler Moth

Beautiful China-mark Moth

Eudonia mercuriella


June 2020 - The Edinburgh Birdwatcher June Blog by Euan Buchan


May 2020 - The Bughtlin Burn.  An article by Wilma Harper

May 2020 - Birds from Cammo and nearby by Linda Monteith

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Willow Warbler

May 2020 - Birds from Cammo and nearby by Linda Monteith


May 2020 - Wild Flowers from Cammo and nearby by Linda Monteith

Common Rhododendron

Mouse eared chickweed

Spanish Bluebells

Purple Foxglove

Cow Parsley


Dog Rose

White Campion

Red Campion


Wood Avens

Common Sorrel

Germander Speedwell

Thyme-leaved Speedwell

April 2020 - List of species seen in Cammo by Nick Benge



  • Raven

  • Kestrel

  • Sparrowhawk

  • Kingfisher

  • Heron

  • Whitethroat

  • Swallow

  • House Martin

  • Sand Martin

  • Mistle thrush

  • Dipper

  • Tawny Owl

  • Barn Owl

  • Starling

  • Oystercatcher

  • Curlew (although not for a few years)



  • Brown Rat

  • Field (short tailed?) vole

  • Roe deer

  • Stoat

  • Weasel

  • Rabbit

  • Badger

  • Pipistrelle bat

Pond Life


  • Common frog

  • Toad

  • Stickleback

  • Pond skater

  • Gammarid shrimp



  • Comma

  • Painted lady

  • Meadow brown

  • Cabbage White

  • Orange Tip

  • Copper (type?)

Trees / Plants


  • Lodgepole Pine

  • Hornbeam 

  • Alder

  • Brown birch 

  • Spruce

  • Sessile Oak 

  • Osier

  • Ash

  • Cedar of Lebanon

  • White and grey willow

  • Sweet chestnut

  • Walnut

  • Gean

  • Bird cherry

  • Sycamore

  • Field maple

  • Russian comfrey and native comfrey 

  • Wych Elm

  • English Elm

  • Laurel

  • Black Poplar

  • Aspen

  • Rowan

  • Hazel

  • Spindle

  • Broom

  • Plum

  • Apple

  • Crab apple

  • Pear

  • Guelder rose

  • Dog rose

  • Honeysuckle

  • Yorkshire Fog

  • Cocksfoot

  • Plantain

  • Sorrel

  • Cleavers

  • Hornwort

  • Water Soldier

  • Flag Iris

  • Elodea crispa

  • Juncus effusus

  • Glyceria maxima variegata

  • rhododendron spp.


Various Dates - A selection of fungi taken in Cammo by Barbra McEwan


2019 May - Insects, Moths and Butterflies taken by Dorothy Lyle

Silver ground Carpet

Clouded Silver Moth

Scorpionfly - Panorpa communis

Caterpillars of the Bird Cherry Ermine Moth

Bird Cherry infected by the fungal gall Taphrina paid

Psyllopsis fraxini psyllid gall on Ash

Grass Rivulet

Caterpillar of the Mottled Umber Moth

Micromoth Anania fuscalis

Long-horned micromoth - Nematopogon swammerdamella

Lacewing Chrysopa perla

Blue-tailed Damselfly

Orange Tip Butterfly

Seven Spot Ladybird

Epinotia trigonella - mating pair

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Page last updated: September 2020