1The woodland clearing around the car park typically attracts common tits, Goldcrest and finches including Siskin and Lesser Redpoll. Look out for Crested Tit and Crossbills, some of which may be Scottish Crossbills. Summering Willow Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher should be present, while Treecreeper, Great Spotted and Green Woodpeckers are also likely, plus a chance of Tawny Owl around dusk.
2Check the open water for wildfowl, including Goldeneye and Goosander, plus Greylag Goose and Common Gull. The margins can attract Grey Heron, Common Sandpipers, Grey and Pied Wagtails. Ospreys often fish the loch, while hirundines and Swifts hawk for insects.
3Scan the open country to the south for hunting raptors such as Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Peregrine. Black Grouse occur here, plus Stonechat, Whinchat, Meadow and Tree Pipits. Woodcock can be flushed from cover and check rides and margins for Capercaillie. Long-eared Owl are present but elusive. Further views over a small loch.
Another good spot for watching birds feeding along the woodland edge on three sides. Scan the moorland for chats, pipits, grouse and raptors, Raven and the chance of Wheatear and Ring Ouzel on rocky outcrops.