Monday, 9 February 2015

Monday 9th February

Back on Saturday, Mary saw 25 Fieldfare at Grainel on the reserve at Gruinart, later on down Glenastle on the Oa, Mary had a further 8 Fieldfares on some Willows there. On her wayback up past the airport, she saw a male Hen Harrier. Back home yesterday, she saw a pod of 6 Bottle nosed Dolphins coming in from the sea between Islay and Orsay and straight into Portnahaven Bay! Today the pod had been seen by Malcolm late afternoon off Bruichladdich Pier, with Peter telling me that they had left later on...Malcolm and Ed had counted 42 Pale bellied Brents at Uiskentuie around midday while they were out on a goose count. The Hampshire birders yesterday had been up at Ardnave where they had Redwings and also some Reed Buntings. Down at Blackrock the flock of around 60 Scaup were present.

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