Monday, 28 March 2016

Monday 28th March

The weather has not been that great here today, but it certainly has not deterred our contributors who have had a great mix of birds for you... James, yesterday, had  the first recorded sighting of a Sand Martin  over his house at Gruinart. Peter Gill had seen the first Swallow of the year this morning at Blackrock. At the head of Loch Gorm, Peter saw a ringtail Hen Harrier, further on a Golden Eagle and also 2 Buzzard were seen. Finally at Sanaigmore, a Wheatear was present. Gary this afternoon, saw an Osprey over Loch nan Cadhan, between Ballygrant and Keills. Another returning birder, Richard Belter had seen a Golden Eagle, Raven, Chough and a flock of around 50 Twite on the Oa. Out at the mouth of Loch Indaal, at Kintra, Richard saw 4 Long tailed Duck while down on the shore while at Carraig Fhada, a Rock Pipit was seen. Over at Claggain Bay, Richard saw GND, R B Merganser along some Ringed Plover.
Remember at 6.15pm "The Islay bird nerds"are meeting at the car park at RSPB Gruinart and then we shall be going down to the hides, so hopefully we will see some of  you there...

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