Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Tuesday 17th May

Two of the images of the Subalpine Warbler images sent through to the blog by Jim Dickson

Jim commented that this was the "first record the "Western" sub species for Argyll, only the second record of this species after an "Eastern" seen on Tiree back in 2012". Thanks Jim for sharing your images. We took Jim out on our local patch to listen for any Corncrakes calling, late last night and early this morning, although there was hardly any wind, the temperature had dropped considerably (the frost warning in the car came on as we drove around!!), net result was that we did not hear as many as we had hoped for...although there was one calling in our garden here at home. We also saw a couple of Hedgehogs, 2 Hares and a Rabbit and also a Rat. Lapwings, Sedge Warblers and Snipe were all heard during our trip out and about, no Owls, sorry about that Jim.....
There was no sign of the Subalpine Warbler on the Sycamore tree in Dave's garden today, mind you it has been rather dreich here today! Visitor Kev Joynes from Mid Wales had gone down to the Oa this morning, hoping for a Golden Eagle, all that was achieved was a soaking. On his way back from the Oa, a ringtail Hen Harrier was at Risabus with a GND close to the shore in Kilnaughton Bay. Up near to Bridgend on the high road a Gropper was hear singing away. Wonder what the tune was that it was singing??

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