Thursday, 1 February 2018

Thursday 1st February

Another day, or another way to look at it another month. Here at home our rain gauge tallied out at 7.85 inches while Marsali's figure for the month came to 9.4 inches, not many dry days in either place!
Today Gary had seen 3 Glaucous Gulls down at Bun an Uisg at Bowmore, a White tailed Eagle up behind Ballygrant, 2 Crossbills in at Finlaggan. On his way up to Bunnahabhain, Gary saw 4 Bullfinches. Today, Chris Mills and the Norfolk birding group had a ringtail Hen Harrier out quartering its patch down beside Loch Gorm. Up close to Kilchoman Distillery, they saw 20 Chough. At Ballinaby, the Iceland Gull was seen and along up past the track to Leek, 20 Fieldfare and 3 Redwing were present. At Gruinart, an adult White tailed Eagle was spotted on the ground before it flew off. Out on the floods, 12 Whoopers were seen, while up the East side of Loch Gruinart they saw 4 Greenshank, 25+ Mipits up past Craigens, 4 Barwits, 30 Turnstone and a Stonechat. Finally, back at Kilchoman they saw 31 Chough flying back to the roost.

No comments: