Monday, 25 January 2016

Monday 25th January

Many thanks to James and co for writing the blog while I have been over on the mainland this past week. Apart from the obligatory shopping, we even managed to attend 2 concerts at the Celtic connections held in Glasgow along with some time visiting friends too....
Some sightings from last week now... Dave had a Glaucous Gull down at Lower Killeyan on the Oa on Friday afternoon. On Saturday, Donald James MacPhee had Little Auk, found by one of his dogs, up close his house at Kintraw above Gortan on Loch Indaal. Visiting birder, Stuart Crutchfield saw a Cackling Goose close to Leorin amongst the flock of Barnies, the drake Green winged Teal was present out on the floods at Gruinart, a  1st winter Glaucous Gull at Machir Bay, around 20 Pale bellied Brents at the head of Loch Inndaal   with around 50 Common Scoter on Loch Indaal. On Sunday before heading off to the ferry, 130 Barwits were at the top of  Loch Indaal. Stuart also saw 7 Hen Harrier while he was over, and reported very large numbers of Common Gull as well. Today, Tracey e mailed through the figures from the International goose Count held last week on 19th/ 20th January, there were 41,736 Barnies, 4,680 Greenland Whitefronts and 473 Greylags counted. Thanks to Tracey and the team from SNH for these figures.

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