Monday, 9 April 2012

Monday 9th April

Weather not so good over here today, although it had rained through the night, it started off not bad, but come mid afternoon, it had gone downhill with a few heavy showers around. George had 37 Black headed Gulls and 31 Common Gulls down on Loch Indaal this morning, up at his house there were 3 Willow Warblers, 1 Reed Bunting and a Goldfinch. Carl had been over on Jura today and on his way back from Craighouse had a pair of Hen Harriers and also a Short eared Owl. Dave had a Golden Eagle and a Sparrowhawk on the reserve on the Oa, and yesterday over beside Loch Gorm had seen a Hen Harrier and a Merlin. Today was the last day for our Manchester birder, and down on the Oa he had a Golden Eagle, not the same bird that Dave had, 50 Fulmar, 40 Twite and 2 Chough. At the airport, a ringtail Hen Harrier while at Bridgend, he saw a Sparrowhawk. Back at Bruichladdich, 2 Common Scoter, 3 Great Northern Divers, some Gannets and 5 Pale bellied Brent Geese were all on Loch Indaal.

1 comment:

Armin said...

If it's any consolation, it's been raining constantly in West Berkshire for at least the last 14 hours, probably longer.

But then again we desperately need the rain here, hosepipe ban kicked in last week....