Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Tuesday 24th January

Down on the Oa yesterday, Phill had managed bit of birding along with the "vols"... they saw 2 small flocks of Twite, with 110 in one flock and 150 in the other, a Peregrine was seen out along the cliffs at the monument, the "2 resident Ravens" at the monument were out "barrel rolling and doing some acrobatics", a Jack Snipe was spotted at the roadside leading to the carpark at Killeyan, a Golden Eagle was seen being mobbed by a Hooded Crow at Kinnabus. In total, they had 41 Hooded Crows, a flock of 60 Rock Doves and also 35 Starlings. Gary saw a male Hen Harrier behind St Kiaran's church yesterday afternoon. Louise this morning on her travel down Jura had seen 11 Herons,  32 Greylags and 4 Canada Geese in a field beside the manse just North of Craighouse.

1 comment:

Mike Chandler said...

Over here on the East coast small flock of Twite is about 10 -20. Aflock of over 100 is definitely a large flock.