Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Tues 17th Feb

Well, the weather did change last night as we had some rain, the Fulmars left late this afternoon, so look out on Friday for some windy weather to come in.....
Back to the birds again, and an Iceland Gull was seen over at Port Ellen yesterday, and today both the Glaucous Gull and an Iceland Gull were seen at the top of Loch Indaal, near to Glenburn as far as I could make out. There have been more reports of white winged Gulls this year, Malcolm regularly has had an Iceland Gull at Bruichladdich of late, there was an earlier sighting of another at Ballinaby as well as the one at Bunnahabhain, probably the same bird that has been there for the past 5 winters. On Glaucous Gulls, there was an immature bird at Machir Bay last week, and also an adult at the top of Loch Indaal last Wednesday, as well as the regular immature bird along the top of the loch too. I believe that other places have also been observing more birds than in previous years.

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