Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Tuesday 17th January

Yesterday, Michal and the "vols" had carried out the WeBs count on the floods at Gruinart. Their tally was as follows, 1 Green winged Teal, 69 Mallard, 2 Whooper Swan, 8 Mute Swan, 53 Pintail, 10 Shoveler, 700 Teal, 314 Lapwing and a Greenshank.  Mandy, yesterday evening,  had a Barn Owl fly across the road at Rock Mountain. Today, while out carrying out the International Goose Count, Mandy had seen the leucistic Barnacle goose amongst the other geese present on Daill, a small Canada Goose amongst the Barnies at Skerrols, a Mistle Thrush was heard singing there as well with some Dabchicks noted out on Loch Skerrols. Along at Esknish, a juv. Golden Eagle was spoofing the geese. Up between Finlaggan and Mulreesh, a male Hen  Harrier was seen. Neil MacGillivray had seen the Greater spotted Woodpecker again on his feeders at home.

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