Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Wednesday 9th April

Peter from Sunderland had a couple of House Martins amongst the Sand Martin at Gruinart this morning. He also saw over 700 Golden Plover there too. On the way up to Ardnave, he saw several pairs of Wheatear. Yesterday, while leading the guided walk for the RSPB on the Oa, Emily had Chough and also a Peregrine. Peter had a count of 9 Pale bellied Brent down at Blackrock. Emily has been hearing the Snipe drumming over the reserve at Gruinart. Ed, earlier on in the week had a Great spotted Woodpecker fly across the road close to Lagavullin and later on a Golden Eagle harassing a juv White tailed Sea Eagle up behind Bridgend. This afternoon, Jack Fleming heard a Whimbrel at Gortan. More of the geese appear to have moved on, as there do not appear to be so many around!

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