Thursday, 6 October 2016

Thursday 6th October

Yesterday Richard Belter had gone over to Jura where he saw 2 Golden Eagles and a male Hen Harrier. On the shoreline, just after Craighouse, he had a few Turnstone and some Dunlin. Today at the top of Loch Indaal, Richard had Eider, Red breasted Merganser, Wigeon, 12 Pale bellied Brent, 2 Blackwits and 2 Barwits. Down at Kintra, Port Ellen, he saw 2 RTD and a GND out on the sea. Down on the Oa, a mixed flock of 40 Linnet and Twite, and also a Raven were present. This morning Dave Wood had a Yellowhammer in the finch flock on the Oa reserve. Phill had 3 Chough over the monument and then a pair further on towards Glen Astle. He also saw a Raven and a Hooded Crow in synchronised flight for a few minutes!!!  Mandy, at lunchtime had seen 6 Pale bellied Brent on Machir Bay taking a drink from the burn at the Coull end (North end). She also saw a Peregrine hunting in the lee of the dunes.

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