Monday, 14 March 2016

Monday 14th March

Spring has sprung, what a great day it has been here, well worth the wait... Peter had 32 Whoopers flying North over Bruichladdich this morning, and later on over Loch Gorm, another 19 were seen by Peter, again flying North. Lesley Silcock had seen 5 Long tailed Ducks on Loch Indaal out from Kintra over at Port Ellen. Dave Wood saw the Red necked Grebe on Loch Indaal up at Bowmore at the back of the Lochside Hotel... John Wilson is back over for another Islay fix, great to see you John. He had seen a Golden Eagle, 2 Hen Harrier, 2 Chough and a flock of 63 Twite all on the Oa . To cap it all, we were able to show John 2 Peregrines through the scope, late afternoon,  not a bad day John! We took a quick trip round Loch Gorm and up to Ardnave. There were 12 Stonechats seen in total, with 8 seen by the time we got round to Ballinaby alone! On our way to Ardnave, there were a couple of Golden Eagle out on the wing soaring around. On Ardnave Loch itself, both Mute and a few Whooper Swans were present , 4 Goldeneye and some Tufted Ducks were present.  

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