Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Tuesday 26th June

Not such a good day for birding, however last night was perfect for listening for corncrakes- with virtually no wind, the sounds of the night were clear. I could hear the seals moaning and the shellduck chuckling. Back to corncrakes, I heard 6 in the Gruinart area, with 2 water rails and 3 barn owls.
Yesterday a count of the Loch Gruinart Floods area revealed- 22 lapwing, 28 redshank, 78 mallard, 8 teal, 27 shoveller, 5 moorhens, 4 herons, 8 mute swans, 2 whoopers and today a male common scoter.

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