Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Wednesday 18th October

A lot of sightings through from yesterday, here we go....
Peter and Janet Roworth had 2 Redwing with 4 Blackbirds in the hawthorn bushes outside Loch Gruinart House. A single Wheatear was seen in the scrub, along the "Battery" out of Bowmore. On the River Sorn, they saw a Dipper. Gary had 3 Grey Wagtail over at Bunnahabhain, and had some Redwing moving though the bushes there as well. Later on, with Sam, they counted 122 Whoopers and 9 Pinkies at Newton out of Bridgend, On Loch Skerrols, they had another 46 Whoopers. Wally and Jude had a total count for the day of 452 Whoopers including a flock of 240 at Rockside itself. Eddie and Elaine had Grey Wagtail at Claggain Bay, as well as 5 GND and several Fieldfares. Another visiting birder at present is Tom Lowe who had a Lapland Bunting at Blackpark. Distillery Dave had seen some Snow Bunting up at Ardnave
On to some sightings from today... Gary had ben out with a couple of clients seeing a total of 5 Buzzards, a ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine and 3 Kestrels over between Coal Ila and Bunnahabhain. This afternoon, Richard and Pat Howells had seen a ringtail Hen Harrier being hassled by a couple of Rooks over the car park at Gruinart. Later on they had a male Merlin over past Cruach.

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