Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Wednesday 30th December

Well, "Storm Frank" has come and gone, and thankfully not much damage has happened out here as far I know, and the ferries sailed apart from the first sailing at 7am... Yesterday Peter had been out for a walk along the strand at the top of Loch Indaal, walking towards Uiskentuie. He had seen 15 Pale Bellied Brent, 28 Ringed Plover with 3 Dunlin amongst some Oystercatcher and Turnstone present. On Xmas Day and also on the 27th he had gone up to Gruinart to try to catch a glimpse of the American Wigeon and the Green winged Teal, like visiting George, no luck. This morning at breakfast time, Peter had seen a Gannet flying down Loch Indaal past Bruichladdich, Mike had also spotted it too, down at Port Charlotte a few minutes later. They both thought that it had been blown in with yesterday's winds and was heading back out to sea when they saw it. This afternoon, George and Pat Jackson had a Dipper on the River Sorn. By the way, the sea, around breakfast time was something else with the big waves crashing over Coull rocks... and this evening it still remains quite noisy!!!

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