Sunday, 14 June 2015
Sunday 14th June
Yesterday morning while starting back home on the ferry, Mark and Sally had seen 7 Manx Shearwater as they sailed over to Kennacraig. Alistair Hutchison heard a Great spotted Woodpecker in the trees over close to Kildalton. Today, visitor Tom Garner from Cumbria had heard a Corncrake down at Portnahaven, later on up past Bunnahabhain, he had heard a Cuckoo, and then saw 2 Golden Eagles. This morning, I helped Bob with his Webs count from Bowmore down to Gartbreck with the tally coming being as follows, 5 Shag, 12 Greylag, 34 Shelduck and a brood of ducklings, 24 Eider, 12 H Gull, 2 C Gull, 3 BH Gull, 8 GBB Gull, 52 Oystercatcher, 7 Curlew, 22 Dunlin, 4 Redshank, 6 Lapwing, 20 Ringed Plover and a Turnstone. Earlier on, Bob had a GND on Loch Indaal with 4 Teal seen at "smelly corner". This evening, there was a Corncrake calling down at the Coastguard's. Just past Coull were 2 Reed Buntings and further on, a Barn Owl was out!