Saturday, 15 February 2014

Saturday 15th February

Yesterday, the Rochdale birders had seen a Glaucous Gull over at Duich, on their way there, they saw a male Hen Harrier hawking over the gardens as they left Bowmore!Whilst looking at the lbj flock of around 300 birds at Corsapol, a female Merlin zipped past, may be there are not 300 now! Behind Machir Bay they saw the flock of 100+ Lapwings. At Esknish, they had 25 Redwings and back at Port Charlotte there were 2 Sanderling and a Razorbill in the bay there as well as an Otter earlier on. In Port Charlotte itself, they have been seeing a female Grey Wagtail "attack" itself in its own image on a car mirror! Along at Carn, some Hares were seen "boxing" each other. Today James had a count on the floods at Gruinart, the scores on the doors were as follows, 182 Teal, 384 Lapwing, 73 Pintail, 10 Redshank, 2 Red breasted Merganser, 21 Shoveler, 117 Mallard, 9 Whoopers, 7 Mute swans, 44 Greylag, 2 Gadwall, 9 Wigeon, 4 Heron and 4 Snipe with a count of 680 Golden Plovrer out on the estuary.

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