Friday, 16 December 2016

Friday 16th December

Rather an early entry this evening, but it might not be done later on, so here goes...As promised, Michal and Dave Maynard's count from their WeBS count on Loch Gruinart carried out yesterday tallied through as follows... 31 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 100 Oystercatcher, 163 Curlew, 10 R B Merganser, 82 Shelduck, 1 Dabchick, 28 Turnstone, 152 Barwit, 310 Dunlin, 13 Pintail, 40 Sanderling, 1 Greenshank, 320 Wigeon, 35 Golden Plover and 4 Grey Plover.  Dave also saw an Otter and also a Golden Eagle. James carried out the count on the floods at Gruinart, his birds were as follows.. 192 Mallard, 4 Whooper Swan, 3 Mute Swan, 8 Redshank, 3 Heron, 18 Curlew, 478 Lapwing, 886 Teal, 61 Wigeon, 61 Pintail, 26 Shoveler, 35 Golden Plover, 1 R B Merganser and a drake Green winged Teal. Diana Lever had seen a Golden Eagle and also 2 Buzzard at the start of the week, over at Lagg on Jura.

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