Thursday, 12 April 2012

Thursday 12th April

No sign of the Arctic Redpoll today, on a more positive note, lambing has started back here at home, not a big job but... A visitor had seen a Heron in the small burn that runs down through the wee wood directly in front of the cottages, how it manages to fly in or out is something else as there is not a clear "flight path" for access, the main garden is a better bet! Chris from Nothumberland had seen the Canada Goose on the flats at Gruinart this morning, and mid morning a juv. White tailed Sea Eagle flew over the reserve and spoofed all the Geese. Later on, up at Ardnave Chris had Wheatear in the dunes, a single Chough and also a Merlin. Over close to Ballygrant, he saw a male and also a female Hen Harrier. This evening there was a female Hen Harrier below Sunderland Farm towards Loch Gorm. James was saying that last night, the geese were making some racket, calling away. He had counted over 9,000 Barnies on the reserve yesterday, they seem to be more up towards Gruinart and Ardnave, possibly they are about ready to fly North.

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