Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Tuesday 31st May

Another late entry again this evening, with tonight's excuse being that I have been out at our monthly meeting of the Islay bird nerds. We took a walk along Loch Indaal from below the airport down towards Kintra, stopping just short of the Machrie River. It was a great evening out, warm with a slight wind which was good as it kept the midges away! Gary counted 57 Eider, other birds seen were Turnstone, many Sand Martins, Dave counted 27 possible nest holes in the sand banks at one point, 50 Sanderling, 3 Dunlin, several pairs of Lapwings, 16 Arctic Terns on nest sites, 5 Little Terns on nests, Ringed Plovers, Redshank, Oystercatcher,   a Knot in winter plumage, 4 Pied Wagtail, Curlew with young, single Whimbrel, single Wheatear and a difficult to spot female Wigeon

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