This blog was started on the 1st of May 2007 and aims to provide information about the birds of Islay.
Friday, 16 September 2016
Friday 16th September
Some records from Jim for Yesterday (Thur 15th) 44 Collared Doves and 250 starlings at Octofad, 103 Tufted Duck, 1 Greater Scaup and 115 Teal at Loch Gorm. 80 mostly Pied Wagtails at Machir Bay, 11 Golden Plover and a Sparrowhawk at Ballinaby. At Gruinart a Sparrowhawk, 300 Swallows, 400 Starlings and 60 Goldfinches. On Loch Gruinart 4 Pale Bellied Brents, 18 Black Tailed Godwits, 1 Little Stint and 1 Arctic Tern. At Ardnave Loch 8 Black Tailed Godwits and 2 Bar Tailed Godwits.
Today on the Gruinart Floods, I had 43 Mallards, 131 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 5 Wigeon, 2 Moorhens, 49 Lapwing and 2 Whooper Swans and also 2 Corncrakes reported by Neil.