Monday, 25 April 2016

Monday 25th April

The weather here today was similar to yesterday but there appears to be an even colder edge to the wind again with the odd shower with hail in the air... The Leigh birders have returned to visit Islay again after an absence of over 3 years, and are carrying out a Spring visit this time round.. Yesterday they had gone over to Jura, so here are some of their top birds. a White Tailed Eagle, 2 male Hen Harrier, 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 5 Cuckoos, dozens of Willow Warblers, 6 Common Sandpipers together, 2 Greenfinch, several Wheatear, a group of around 100 Meadow Pipits in one field, 5 Swallows, 2 Siskin, just some from their list of over 40 species seen.
Remember that the bird nerds will be meeting tomorrow evening at 6.30 at the car park leading to Islay House Square for a stroll through Bridgend woods, so might see some of you there, if you are around!

1 comment:

David Shallcross said...

Thanks Pauline for posting our days notes on the trip to Jura, it holds a fascination for me.... my first visit was over 25 years ago, most recent with you lot in 2013. Not one blade of grass has changed, and my love of it is still so strong.

Dear Ian thank you for your hospitality in the past, tea in your kitchen and a surprise waiting in the form of his Lordship Gordon Yates also enjoying a brew.