Sunday, 3 April 2011

Sunday 3rd April

A better day, no rain! On Countryfile earlier this evening, they were saying that March had been the driest for 50 years, and also more sun than normal.

David Mason had a Bullfinch in the woods to the west of Port Ellen at the start of the week, and later on he had a Treecreeper up in Bridgend Woods.

Yesterday morning, Bob was down at Frenchman's Rocks for a couple of hours. He had a count as follows, 350 Gannet, 150 Kittiwake, 100 Fulmar, 80 Razorbill, 35 Guillemot and 1 Black Guillemot. Back home, and Bob had a male Merlin fly through his garden, it did a quick about turn and come back through his garden, startling all the "wee birds" on his feeders....

There were 2 Sand Martins round at Kilchiaran this afternoon.

A visiting birder had a Swallow over at Gruinart today, 2 Merlin, 3 male Hen Harriers, 20 Black tailed Godwit, 6 Sanderling. From the hide he had an Eagle being harassed by 2 Ravens. On his way home he had 50 Golden Plover.

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