Saturday, 27 March 2010

Sat 27th March

Danny Arnold who had been over for the past week, has now migrated South again, but before he left Danny had seen a Wheatear yesterday round at Saligo. Through the week he felt that he had seen an increase in the numbers of Stonechats seen round Loch Gorm, and also good sightings of Reed Buntings. In his moth trap, one night he had a Mottled Grey Moth.
Paul and Louise Holinrake from Orkney were the tour leaders over with a group of birders and have sent us in contributions this past week too. By all accounts they had all enjoyed their stay here on Islay. Many thanks to Danny, Paul and Louise for their input.
Over at Gruinart today, and James had a Whimbrel. Down in Bridgend Woods this morning and Paul Hathaway had a pair of Bullfinch, and this evening had seen a Barn Owl out on the wing.
At Bruichladdich, and Malcolm had 22 Pale bellied Brent Geese this morning, and this afternoon 7 Whooper Swan flew up Loch Indaal. There were 2 separate parties of Whooper Swan on Loch Gorm, the larger group had 49, and the other totaled only 8! In one of the fields here at home there were a pair of Red legged Partridge.

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