Yesterday John and Kenny had added to their tally for the week, now over 90 species seen. They had seen Golden Plover in summer plumage, a sight they do not see back on the mainland...Whilst they were out yesterday they had a flock of around 40 Reed Bunting and they reckon that they have seen at least 30 Stonechat since Saturday. We saw a small flock of 74 Golden Plover at Ballinaby this morning and then some Whitefronts with neck collars at Carnduncan.
These geese were all caught and fitted with their collars last month by Ed Burrell and Carl Mitchell from WWT.
Richard Belter had seen a ringtail Hen Harrier as he came over the hill towards Loch Gorm from Gruinart.Over at Sanaigmore he had a male Hen Harrier and Wheatears. Over on the Glen road, Richard also had another male Hen Harrier.