Sunday, 14 March 2010

Sun 14th March

One gets the feeling that the weather is going to break down, we certainly have had a tremendous spell, but going by the long range weather forecast, we are going to get some rain!
James had been down at the hide this morning at Gruinart and had 2 Greenshank, 9 Whooper Swan and 12 Shoveler. The Shoveler numbers as with Wigeon and Teal as down on what we would normally expect at this time of year, but due to the prolonged cold spell earlier on, we suspect that most of them did move South. The lesser Canada Goose, hutchinsii, was seen on the flats at Gruinart, while the Swans are still present on Loch Gorm, and here at home we had a couple of Red legged Partridge, the first I have seen this year, but I am not sure whether many were released last year.

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