Friday, 27 February 2015

Friday 27th February

Catch up time with some sightings from easrlier this week which I had not been able to share with you as we were out of touch, say no more... Mary had braved the heavy showers and had been out with her Dad on his old stomping ground when he used to live here on Islay... Close to Storakaig on the Glen road, they saw a male Kestrel with 2 Mistle Thrushes and around a dozen Skylarks in the fields closeby. Over the woods near to Avonvoggie, 6 Ravens were flying there. Around 800 Barnies were close to Dun Nosbridge while down on Lily Loch, 4 Mute Swans and 10 Tufted Ducks were present. Coals Tits were heard calling away and further along the way there, 3 Woodpigeons were seen. Ken Reeves along with 5 members of the Burbage birders arrived over earlier this week for their annual February visit.. From the ferry coming over, their tally was 13 GND, 4 BTD, 7 RTD, 5 Kittiwakes with a White tailed Sea Eagle spotted over the Sound of Islay! On Tuesday, Mary had seen a couple of Pale Bellied Brent while down at Bowmore. Back at the office, Mary had seen a Mistle Thrush and thinks there are more around, posibly being blown in with the recent winds...Also at Woodside, plenty of birds to be seen on the new feeders including Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Robin and Dunnock.

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