Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Wednesday 16th March

Another great day here, so for an hour or so, I spent the time moving stones which I had unearthed yesterday, very therapeutic, better still no aches or pains to show for efforts!! Peter is leading a tour for Island Holidays here on Islay this week. Yesterday they were down on the Oa, seeing a pair of Golden Eagle, and then a Peregrine close to the American monument. Later on, Peter showed his guests the Red necked Grebe out on Loch Indaal, they also saw 6 Slavonian Grebe closer to the shore. Mandy had been out again on the second day of the International Goose count and had heard a woodpecker drumming in the trees while she was at East Carrabus. Malcolm had see a pair of Golden Eagle on the Oa and then 4 Whoopers were at Laphroaig with a further 10 seen at Loch Eighinn, which is situated South of the airport. We had seen 10 resting up on Loch Gorm. More stonechats were noted around Loch Gorm as well, but still no sighting of any Wheatears... Finally, John Wilson had seen 30 Dunlin down on Machir Bay when he was down there late afternoon. 

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