Tuesday, 5 April 2016
Tuesday 5th April
At Loch Gruinart reserve there was a goose count today with total of 4550 barnacle geese, 177 whitefronts and 10 greylags. Chiffchaff was heard further up the reserve as well. Female sparowhawk was seen today and a visitor reported seeing a female merlin yesterday. Several pintails and shovelers were seen from the hide as well as loads of displaying lapwings, redshanks and calling curlews and snipe on the flats and Floods. Dave saw two swallows and chiffchaff on the Oa as well as couple of wheatears.