Thursday, 16 August 2012

Thursday 16th August

Oops missed a posting yesterday, but a few goodies to report today. The weather has been good with sunny periods and just the odd shower (ok yesterday afternoon got a bit wet). Yesterday morning I was adjusting the water levels in front of the hide at Gruinart. This flushed all the hidden birds and gave me a good, if brief chance to see what was lurking on the wetland : 1 greenshank, 1 wood sandpiper, and 2 black tailed godwit. Also reported from Loch Gruinart (on the 14th) 3 ruff and a whimbrel and at Ardnave on the 15th another ruff. This morning I had 425 greylag geese on my way to work at Gruinart.
Good luck to Ian and the team setting up the Islay stall at Birdfair- make sure you all say hello, if you are at the fair.

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