Monday, 2 March 2015

Monday 2nd March

Yesterday James had an Iceland Gull over the resrrve at Gruinart. Alistair Hutcheson saw a ringtail Harrier close to the Woollen Mill up behind Bridgend. Visiting birders, Chris and John had counted 55 Chough up at Ardnave, they saw 4 different male Hen Harriers, one at Sunderland, another at Blackrock, one at Gruinart and the final one just out of Bowmore. They also saw a ringtail round at Ballinaby! On Loch Indaal closer to Bowmore, they spotted 12 Scaup and saw 58 Pale bellied Brent Geese. At dusk, 4 LBB Gulls were seen. Amongst the pre roost flock of Rooks at the head of Loch Indaal, a Carrion Crow was seen. Earlier on at Gruinart they had 20 Pintail with a flock of around 1200 Golden Plover which were put up by a Peregrine. Here at home the Brambling is still present amongst the ever increasing flock of Chaffinches.

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