Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Wednesday 18th January

Here are the WeBs counts on Loch Gruinart through from Michal and the "vols" who carried it out...9 Heron, 112 Shelduck, 109 Wigeon, 7 Red B Merganser, 154 Oystercatcher, 40 Ringed Plover, 500 Lapwing, 340 Dunlin, 9 Barnies, 106 Curlew, 500 Golden Plover and 91 Common Gull. Mike, a returning "vol" had done the survey on Ardnave Loch, with the tally being, 23 Wigeon, 4 Mallard, 10 Goldeneye, 18 Mute Swan,13 Whooper, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Greylag and 20 Lapwing. Today Gary from Wild Islay Birding had done some counts of gulls on Loch Indaal. At Gartmain, Gary counted 33 Herring Gull, 20 Common Gull, 19 Black headed Gull and a Glaucous Gull. Over at Carnain, Gary saw 5 Gbb Gull, 47 Herring Gull, 30 Common Gull and 24 Black headed Gull. 

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