Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Wednesday 5th September

A pig of a day, dull and dreich for most of the morning with some heavy rain coming in late afternoon in and around tea time, but a nice evening outside at 8pm.. so, one way or another not a great day for birding, or for the farmers either..
Bob had ben out with "JD" this morning and they saw a second winter Med. Gull just out of Bowmore. They had a flock of 70 Goldfinch at Carnain and saw the Reeve up at Gruinart. This evening, "JD" at Carnain saw 3 Med. Gulls, 2 second winter and a first winter and also a count of 23 Knot.
Up here, just as it was drying up 2 Peregrine flew along the crag and then flew on towards Rockside all at quite a high altitude. Shortly afterwards, the pesky Sparrowhawk had the cheek to be sitting on the picnic bench beside the bird feeders, but no wee birds were around for it to have for its' supper...

The Bearsden birders reported through to say that they had seen their first Siskin of the Autumn the other day, along with a couple of Goldfinch and also a Great spotted Woodpecker on their feeders in their garden, Earlier, last week they had a count of over 1,000 Common Scoter up on the Dornoch Firth.

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