Saturday, 22 February 2014

Saturday 22nd February

The Hampshire Birders yesterday, up on Ardnave Loch had 2 Whoopers, Goldeneye and Tufted Duck, round at Saligo they saw Reed Bunting and back at Crosshouse/"smelly corner" they had Mute Swan, Raven, Barwits, Curlew, Mallard, Shelduck, Barnies, Dunlin, Oysterctacher and Ringed Plover. Thanks to Gary and Wendy for your sightings while you were over. Gordon and Pauline on their way to the ferry yesterday am, had a White tailed Sea Eagle tucking into a Barnie at the top of Loch Indaal, also present was a Raven and a GBB Gull waiting patiently for any scraps! Whilst waiting for the ferry to leave Port Askaig, a Peregrine flew past the ferry about 20 feet away! Today down at Bowmore, in the harbour there were 2 cracking prs of Goldeneye. Coming home, and just past the Rockside road end, a male Hen Harrier flew over the road,less than 30yards ahead of us, not sure how it did not clip the top of the fence!

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