Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Wednesday 19th March
The Bolton birders had a great day birding today.... Over towards Port Askaig, they heard a Great Spotted Woodpecker and then they saw it flying off too. On Loch Ballygrant, they had 32 Tufted Duck, 4 Mute Swan and a male Ring necked Duck. Loch nan Cadhan held 2 Little Grebe, 2 Mallard and another 2 Mute Swans. In Ballygrant Woods, there had a Treecreeper. Loch Allan held 14 Herons in the trees. Just at the Finlaggan roadend there were 4 Buzzards together. Back down on Loch Skerrols, a male and 2 female Goldeneye and also 2 male and a female Tufted Duck. In the willows there, 2 Long tailed Tits were present. At Coal Ila, they saw 2 Tysties and an Otter. Smelly Corner held 8 Pale bellied Brent. From Port Charlotte, on Loch Indaal they saw 5 Common Scoter, 1 Red throated Diver, 1 Black throated Diver and a GND! Yesterday down at the car park at Machir Bay they counted 12 Chough. Earlier this week, Ed had a male Hen Harrier over beside the phone box at the head of Loch Gorm, was it hanging around waiting on a phone call?