Monday, 8 March 2010

Mon 8th March

This Black Guillemot is one of the pair that are often seen down at the pier at Bruichladdich. There were some more Guillemots down below Carn between Port Charlotte and Portnahaven the other day too. Returning back from Portnahaven late afternoon the same day, and we saw 6 different Buzzards, in fact there were 3 perched on the top of telegraph poles in the space of only 7 poles! Some of the Great Northern Divers appear to be losing their winter plumage. Another sign that Spring is not far away, is that some of the farmers have made a start to ploughing the fields in readiness for sowing crops come April.
Tracey e mailed the figures from the Goose count, carried out last week on the 3rd and 4th, in total, there were 35,752 Barnacle Geese and 6,234 Whitefronts. As ever many thanks for the figures.

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