Thursday, 7 January 2016
Thursday 7th January
Yesterday, over at Tarbert on Jura, Gordon Muir had found a dead Little Awk. Also yesterday, Louise had seen a Whimbrel at Saligo Bay. This morning the ringtail Hen Harrier carried out a low fly past over the garden, here at home. Later on our way to Gruinart, a Sparrowhawk was on top of the dyke beside the former Kilchoman school. On our way home, there was a male Hen Harrier at Carnduncan, with a ringtail seen close to Coull roadend a few minutes later. We also had 80 Whitefronts together at Ballinaby, there were more seen in other fields along the way, but this was our largest count. Bob had 4 Pinkfoots amongst the Whitefronts at Rockside and at Grulinmore at the far end of Loch Gorm, Bob had 135 Fielfares on the overhead wires. A Sparrowhawk was sitting on top of the bird table here at home, early afternoon. Over on the Oa, Dave had a Little Awk on Loch Kinnabus. It took off and circled round the loch before heading over the hill and out to the Sea.