Thursday, 14 May 2015

Thursday 14th May

A cracker of a day with the weather today, not as hot as Spain where they were possibly looking at 40 degrees today, so think it was just as well we were there last week... Yesterday, Gary off Bruichladdich Pier had seen 12 Black Guillemots, 23 GND, 1 RTD and an Osprey flying South along the coastline. He also had a good mix of Arctic and Sandwich Terns nearby as well. Later on along at Uisekentuie, 2 Little Terns were fishing offshore and an Osprey was noted flying North over the trig point. Finally, Gary had watched an Osprey fishing on Loch Gruinart before Gulls came along to mob it, and it flew higher and eventually drifting South, possibly the same Osprey on all 3 sightings. Yesterday, birders from south of Inverness had seen 2 Golden Eagles while down on the Oa. Last night, Peter Roberts had heard a Corncrake out behind his house in Bruichladdich. Today on the reserve at Gruinart, James had seen 4 Barnies, 13 Woodpigeons, 8 Blackwit, 14 Whimbrel, 1 Bonxie and a "best count" of 1700 Dunlins.

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