We had a bird group meeting last night, so I have a round up of bird sightings from around the Island.
Around Bolsay, Bob has had a redpoll family and whinchat family, as well as at least 2 male hen harriers and 1 female. Adam who is volunteering at RSPB has seen 5 black tailed godwits outside the main hide at Gruinart, 2 short eared owls just outside Port Charlotte and a ring necked duck at Finlaggan. Pete has seen a tawny owl in Port Charlotte and Michal reported a female hen harrier, a short eared owl and a golden eagle at the Oa reserve. At work today I also received a report from Fiona that there were 57 beautiful black tailed godwits at Kilchoman, just to the north of the beach car park.