Tuesday, 8 September 2015
Tuesday 8th September
Many thanks to James and the team from RSPB for writing the blog while I was away down South in the big smoke... Some sightings through from visiting birders, Dan Brown had spotted the elusive Rose coloured Starling amongst other Starlings on the overhead wires at Kilchoman yesterday.. Ken and Karen Graham had been house sitting in our absence, on Saturday they saw a Merlin down at Coastguards and another close to Foreland, in between the 2 locations they counted 6 Buzzards. At Port Charlotte, there were 6 Goldfinches with a fledgling begging to get fed...At the house here on Sunday morning, 41 Starlings, 3 Swallows, 6 Chaffinches, 2 Blackbirds, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Robin and 18 Pied Wagtail on the lawn or flying directly over it. On the seedheads of the wild flowers, there was a mixed flock of Chaffinches, House Sparrows and Linnets. Finally, over at Laphroaig on Monday, they had a Treecreeper.