Sunday, 19 May 2013

Sunday 19th May

Yesterday, James saw the Wood Sandpiper out in front of the new hide at Gruinart. This morning on the reserve he also heard a total of 4 Whitethroats calling. Out on Loch Gruinart this afternoon, James had 4 Arctic Terns. This morning up near to his house, Bob had 2 pr of Greylags with goslings out, we saw another pr down towards Port Bhan and later on another pr with 6 goslings in a grass field at Coultorsay as well. Bob also had seen a female Hen Harrier out sitting on a post and wondered if it had failed as normally she should have been sitting on a nest somewhere. This morning I thought that I heard a Corncrake calling up towards the old ruin of the Kilchoman Church, but it only appeared to be calling for a short time, but I told the folk in the cottages and right enough it has been heard up there again. Might get it again myself later on.... Usually it can be one of the first calling Corncrakes each year, but not so this year, at least somebody is back!!!

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