James had managed to get out from beind his desk over the past few days to do a spot of birding.... better than being desk bound!!! On Tuesday, he had seen a Golden Eagle up at Borichill Mor and also 3 Lbb Gulls, a sure sign that lambing is not that far away!!! Yesterday, James had 3 Greenshank and also a Peregrine on the reserve at Gruinart and also a Merlin was seen over at Kilinallan.
Today, Chris Mills had been out and about leading his group from Norfolk Birding. They had seen 2 juv. Golden Eagles over towards Ballimartin, a flock of over 3,000 Barnies beside Esknish. Later on, they had a Moorhen on the Distillery pond behind Port Charlotte, but no sign today of the Green winged Teal seen there by Mike earlier on this month. Along at Bruichladdich, the 8 Purple Sandpiper were still present.
Andrew Kent e mailed through the figures from the International Goose Count which was carried out on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. The totals came to 31,058 Barnies, 6,771 Whitefronts and 775 Greylags. Many thanks to Andrew and his team from SNH for these stats.