Thursday, 21 December 2017

Thursday 21st December

Yesterday, when he was out helping with the goose count, Bob had a count of 500 Wigeon on the Laundry Loch up behind Laggan. Also present there, were 7 Whooper Swans. Shortly afterwards, down the road towards Gartbreck Bob saw a large female Sparrowhawk siting on a fence post at the side of the road.. Morven Laurie kindly sent through the tally for the International Goose Count, carried out on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, with the tally coming in at 43,351 Barnies, 5,351 Whitefronts and 837 Greylags. Thanks to Morven and the team from SNH for these figures. Phill today had seen a juv, White tailed Eagle down at Kinnabus. It moved some Hooded Crows off their prey on the ground, and then set to having some of the grub...It sat around for some time digesting its' brunch...Close by sitting a fence post was a female Sparrowhawk. Phill also saw a Golden Eagle flying over the "American monument" with a snipe seen nearby, as well as a flock of Meadow Pipits and 2 Ravens cronking away,there as well.

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