Thursday 8 November 2012

Thursday 8th November

Martin sent this image of a male Brambling in his garden down at Glenegedale, taken this morning, another tick for Martin's Islay list, let alone his garden list!!! There is also a Coal Tit (enter stage right!) Here at home today, speaking of Coal Tits, there were 2 Coal Tits on the feeders. Bob yesterday while down at Frenchman's Rocks had a Black browed Albatross offshore. Outside his house today Bob had 3 Brambling amongst a flock of around 100 Chaffinches on the barley stubble, another bird seen there was a Sparrowhawk. Later on just up the road from Bob's house he had 2 Goldcrest, 6 Stonechats close together as well as 12 Reed Bunting. Today Michael had a good day seeing a total of 6 Golden Eagles. Down on the Oa, he had a pair with some dislaying, a male and a ringtail Hen Harrier and a Merlin. In Kilnaughton Bay, 2RTD, 2GND, 1 Guillemot, 3 Black Guillemot and 1 Chough were seen.  Over the hills at the back of Port Ellen, he saw another adult Golden Eagle. Up at Storakaig,  2 adult Golden Eagles and an immature bird with them. Michael had a White tailed Sea Eagle over towards Port Askaig. Finally Mary in Tobago, we are noting that you have been reading the blog, hope you are enjoying your holidays, no doubt you are seeing different birds to what we are having here, regards to Newton if you catch up with him!

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