Sunday, 5 July 2015
Sunday 5th July
Sorry folks, computer problems last night, hence no entry, so fingers crossed that it all works this evening!! Friday evening was Armin's last during his recent visit. Round at Ballinaby, he had a Curlew on top of a fence post "alarm calling" before it dropped down down into the grass field and its' young! Round at Carnduncan, he saw a male Hen Harrier, before it flew on out of sight. Thanks Armin for your birds while you were here. Gary yesterday had seen 15 Little Terns fishing in Loch Gruinart, and in a field close to Bun an Uillt, he counted 200 Starlings together. Out in front of the old hide Gary had a male Hen Harrier out for the best part of an hour, it managed to put up around 10 Dunlins as it quartered back and forward. Peter yesterday had counted 200 Starlings in a "mummeration" before they went in to roost at Bruichladdich Pier. Surely it is not a sign that the Autumn is coming with increasing numbers of Starlings... Bob today had seen a "scruffy looking" ringtail Hen Harrier, no doubt tired and worn out with trying to raise a successful brood!