Saturday 5 January 2008

Thurs 3rd - Fri 4th Jan

A Loggerhead Turtle was found dead on the shore up at Ardnave by some visitors. It appears to have died quite recently, as it was still in good condition. More about this later.... MAO
Coming home on Wednesday evening, a Barn Owl was seen, the first for quite a while, while through the day another Merlin was down beside Loch Gorm. Through the heavy wintery showers that we had on Friday, there was around about 250 Golden Plover and 100 Lapwing at Coull, an exact count not being done due to the extreme weather. When the weather had eased up, the birds had moved on as there was no sign of them later in the afternoon. IKB
The Lesser Canada Goose was again at Gruinart. With the weather being so mixed this past week, no ringing of the Barnacle Geese was done. Mind you, the Rooks and Gulls eating into the bait did not help! On a positive note, there was the opportunity to get some good records of previously rung birds done. SP

1 comment:

Armin said...

The turtle has made it into the news and the MCS is asking beach walkers to watch out for turtles, especially considering the windy weather at the moment: Beach plea after rare turtles die