Sunday, 14 February 2016

Sunday 14th February

Gary  had been working out in his garden the other day and while he was there, he had 4 Buzzards up in the air, one of them escorted a Golden Eagle on its' way! On Friday on Loch Indaal, close to Bowmore, Gary had 170 Barwits, 5 Knot, numerous Curlews , Oystercatchers, Dunlins and Ringed Plovers with around 230 Wigeon as well. Out from the Gaelic centre, a Slav Grebe and 20 Common Scoter were seen. Yesterday, Gary had been over at Claggain Bay seeing a flock of Golden Plover and also 2 White tailed Eagles as well a Golden Eagle. Out towards Ardtalla, a flock of 20 Twite and also another 2 Golden Eagles. Yesterday, George and Pat Jackson had seen a Treecreeper in Bridgend woods with a Cormorant flying over the woods too. Along at the Woollen Mill, the feeders there were busy with around 20 Tits and also many Chaffinches. The Rochdale birders are back again, and at Gortan yesterday had a small mumeration of around 50 or so Starlings flying in formation, only to be split by a Peregrine. As they were in traffic and they could not stop to see the outcome!!! Bob yesterday had counted 117 Lapwing at Carn, Port Charlotte, a male Hen Harrier seen at Torrabus and Peregrine over Loch Skerrols. This morning, Bob saw 6 Whoopers flying North. Here at home, Margaret spotted a Greenfinch on the feeders, the first here for some time! Just  seen the ISS pass over, be round again in 90 minutes again...

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