Saturday, 16 April 2011

Saturday 16th April

This Otter was caught on camera by Armin Grewe this morning down on the Machir Bay. I know he also managed to get some video footage of it too, so we will have to wait and see that too. Just goes to show that we have Otters all around us here! Thanks Armin.

James had managed a count on the floods this morning, 157 Teal, 3 Moorhen, 45 Wigeon, 11 Pintail, 7 Shoveler, 15 Mute Swan, 8 Gadwall and a Whooper Swan. James was saying that there are still a few geese around, and around 10pm last night he heard a Moorhen calling while out walking the dog.

Rob Patrick from Sheffield had been at Gortontoid yesterday and had seen 2 male Yellowhammer. Jeff Duncan had a Dipper, a Grey Wagtail and 4 Siskin at the Woolen Mill yesterday. Later on he had 5 Sanderling at Blackrock and a Peregrine at Ardnave.

This evening there were 8 Canada Geese round at Ballinaby, further on just below Carnduncan there were 3 Redwing along with a Wheatear. There certainly are a lot of Wheatear to be seen now. The Hares are more noticeable too, also plenty of Greylags to be seen all around Loch Gorm.

1 comment:

Armin said...

The video is now online on YouTube: Otter in Machir Bay, Isle of Islay. Hope you like it!