Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Wednesday 17th February

Gary had a couple of new "house ticks" on Monday, seeing House Sparrow and also a Reed Bunting on his feeders. He also saw a male Hen Harrier out "quartering its' patch out at Finlaggan, while over the distant hills past Bunnahabhain, a couple of White tailed Eagles were on the wing. Tom Garner, like the rest of us battled with the weather yesterday, reporting in to having seen 3 GBB Gulls and a Raven up behind Portnahaven. Ashley Saunders and the team from Oriole birding, yesterday had brilliant views of a Golden Eagle from close to Red Lodge on the high road. They also saw 2 Dippers on the River Sorn at Bridgend and then a Treecreeper at the Woollen Mill. Over at Loch Gruinart, their highlights were 2 Common snipe, a Whooper Swan and then 2 Knot. James had a White tailed Eagle on the ground along the flats at Gruinart and Peter had a Sparrowhawk in his garden.

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