Friday, 22 April 2011

Friday 22nd April

Another great day over here again, but I doubt that there could be a change working with some rain forecast for tomorrow morning.

Carl sent through some sightings, 3 Barnacle Geese were still present at Springbank, I wonder if they are the same group that remained here last summer? A couple of days ago there was a Common Sandpiper at Gortan. At the same place yesterday, there were 8 Turnstones and a Dunlin. A Sparrowhawk was seen at Briago, Reed Buntings were heard at Springbank and also a Whimbrel was heard calling at Gortan.

James was telling me that a Corncrake was heard calling at the reserve at Gruinart, with another one heard up at Ardnave. A Sedge Warbler was also heard singing away on the reserve. On the floods a Mallard was seen with 5 young ducklings, while a Stoat was seen along the flats. Earlier in the week, visitors had seen a Stoat carrying a kit as it crossed the road just outside Bowmore.

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