Friday, 18 September 2015

Friday 18th September

George and pat Jackson are back over for a few days.. On Monday they saw a male Hen Harrier close at hand close to Saligo. On Tuesday, while on the Moorland trail a ringtail HH was seen, up at Ardnave there was a Wheatear and also a Stonechat. Back at their son's house, they have been seeing a Hen Harrier most days and up to 3 Buzzards! On Wednesday, they went as foot passengers to Jura and walked up to Inver from Feolin. Birds seen included 6 Herons, 4 Rock Pipits, pr Mute Swan, a flock of 40-50 mixed finches, mainly Linnets, 2 Snipe and 2 Ringed Plover. Around 8 pm on their way home, between Bridgend and Carnain, a Tawny Owl was seen. Yesterday, south of Bridgend they had a Greenshank and 11 Mute Swan. Today, Jim D had been been out for the day with Bill Allan. Their highlight was a Jay at Whinpark, the American Wigeon was seen at Ardnave as were 3 Wheatears. 3 Barnies seen at Gruinart, a female Merlin at Glenmachrie Lots, 3 Hen Harriers noted including a male at West Carrabus. Mary had a Willow Warbler singing away along the woodland trail as well as a Robin trying to keep up with it there as well. There was a reported sighting of a Kingfisher being seen on the stream in Port Charlotte on Wednesday...

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