Monday, 8 April 2013

Monday 8th April

An image sent through by Dave Wood down on the Oa of a couple of Greenland Whitefronts, the goose on the left is fitted with a neck collar while the other goose has a satellite tag. These geese were rung on the RSPB Oa reserve over a fortnight ago. In total 10 were caught, 6 were fitted with "sat tags" and the other 4 had neck collars fitted. There were still 8 around at the end of last week. While Wally and Jude were over, they had seen 6 over at Ballinaby, these were some that were fitted with neck collars earlier on this year over at Ballinaby. Today, visiting birder Johnathan had seen a juv White tailed Sea Eagle over at Gruinart, and later on an adult bird over towards Port Askaig. Over on Jura, Johnathan had 5 male Hen Harriers and 3 ringtail Hen Harriers, a Merlin and 3 large Canada Geese. There are a few resident Canada Geese on jura, so perhaps some of them. 

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