Saturday, 21 January 2017

Saturday 21st January

Forgot last night to report through a couple of sightings of Glaucous Gulls both down on Loch Indaal near to Uiskentuie, Mary had a 2yr bird down on the shore on Thursday, and James saw an adult in the fields there on Friday. This afternoon, we went out to try to find the Yellowhammers along at Sunderland, no joy, but managed to log some larger birds instead. At Ballinaby, we counted 128 Greylags, a single Barnacle Goose and 21 Whitefronts, but none with collars fitted! On our way up to Sanaigmore, there was a cracker of a male Hen Harrier over the reeds below Braigo, and then by pure chance, a distant sighting of 2 Golden Eagles on the heather, really far away... Finally, on the fields at Rockside, we counted 146 Whitefronts, again no collars on them either...much easier counting and spotting the big birds, honest....

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