Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Wednesday 13th April

Another visiting birder, this time from Argyll (mainland!) was in touch with some sightings from earlier on this week. Down at Gartmain, they had seen 330 Bar tailed Godwit, at the pier at Bruichladdich a pair of Black Guillemot, 8 Purple Sandpiper at Bruichladdich and a further 5 beside the lighthouse at Port Charlotte. A flock of over 300 Golden Plover was seen on the wing in the Loch Gorm area, with 250 Ringed Plover counted on Loch Indaal in from "smelly corner". On the River Sorn a pair of Dipper were noted up from the Woolen Mill, but no sign of any Grey Wagtail. Plenty of Wheatears seen at different locations, with a single Chough seen close to the Wave generator at Claddich. 5 Black tailed Godwits were seen from the hide at Gruinart.

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