Friday, 3 June 2011

Friday 3rd June

Another great day again, although this evening the haar (mist off the sea) came rolling in and with that the temperature has dropped!!! Last night some of us were out listening for the Corncrakes starting around midnight until you finished up. Michal had been out at Ardnave, down to the reserve at Gruinart, Craigens, Killinallan and finishing at Uiskentuie. He heard 9 Corncrakes calling, 18 Snipe drumming, 2 Water Rails calling, 5 Grasshopper Warblers and also a Spotted Crake. Bob on his patch had seen a Tawny Owl and also a Barn Owl as well as 2 Red Grouse. On our corner, we heard 11 Corncrakes, 3 Snipe, and 2 Grasshopper Warblers. Margaret saw the Cuckoo out over the crag again this afternoon, while James had 5 Black tailed Godwits on the flats at the reserve today. Peter had been over on Jura and up in the woods near to Lealt, he had 2 male Tree Pipits singing and displaying away.

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