Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Tuesday 22nd January

A better day out here folks, could the mercury have gone up a little as well? Joking apart, yesterday when I was down in Bowmore I saw one of the Council lorries with a snow plough on, it looked rather rusty with lack of use!!! Some sightings through from Malcolm. Last week while out counting on the Goose Counts on the Loch Gorm run , Malcolm saw 260 Golden Plover at Ballinaby on the 16th, the previous day there had been none there! This morning at Bruichladdich, Malcolm counted 23 Pale bellied Brent Geese, an Otter was there too! Bob this afternoon had a count of 122 Scaup at Blackrock. Over at Bunnahabhain, Bob saw the Iceland Gull, 15 Twite, 1 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 2 Golden Eagle and a White tailed Sea Eagle. This morning, here at home we had a female Brambling on the bird table, it came back a little later for seconds. Hope it is still here for the Big garden Birdwatch this coming weekend!

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