Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Tuesday 21st April

Another day of wall to wall sunshine, with no need for a jersey at all, but it will not be put away, just in case the weather changes back, early days yet!! On Sunday, David Jardine had counted 8 BTD, 53 GND and a Slavonian Grebe on Loch Indaal, David also noted several Red throated Divers there as well. On Sunday as well, down on Kilnaghton Bay, visiting birder, Steve Ellis from Nantwich had seen 4 GND, one in full summer plumage, 4 Sandwich Terns, an Otter and some Bottle nosed Dolphins. Yesterday, Steve had a Redwing and 5 Snipe at Gruinart and up at Ardnave, he saw a male Hen Harrier, 2 Chough and a flock of Golden Plover. Yesterday we had a Merlin down towards Foreland and today there was a Sparrowhawk closer to Foreland with a Kestrel on the way home just after Rockside and before the Coastguards.

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