Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Tuesday 4th February

Gary sent through some sightings seen yesterday..
2 Crossbills at the fir trees at Bunnahabhain, two Red breasted Merganser at the mouth of the river.
Up at Finlaggan, a Grey Wagtail at the cattle feeding station and also a Merlin hunting the Willow bushes over the moorland.

Chris Mills and his group from Norfolk birding had seen the following birds yesterday,
W T Eagle in the morning 2 miles West of Kilchoman distillery & 3pm a Golden Eagle same area.
Bruichladdich, 2 Purple Sandpipers, 18 Turnstone, 18 PB Brents
Gartbreck - 3 Purple Sands, Slavonian Grebe, 6 Knot
Bridgend, Loch Indaal - 51 Ringed Plover, 60 Dunlin.
Gaelic centre, Bowmore  22 PB Brents
1 Golden Eagle over the ridge behind Kilchoman House.

Also yesterday, the "Southern migrants" consisting of the 2 Steves and Julie had been out as well.
We saw a little party of Scoters off Bowmore distillery and three male & one female Eider in Loch Indaal after Bruichladdich, on way to Bowmore.
No long tailed ducks yet!!!

I should point out that the weather yesterday was not that great for seeing birds, so well done folks...

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