Thursday 21 February 2008

Wed 20th - Thurs 21st Feb

I must apologise for not putting an entry on last night, but I was watching the football and forgot, or was it an age thing coupled with memory loss, a senior moment? The weather has broken down today with a strong wind and some squally rain showers.
Walking round Ardnave Point the other day, 20 Purple Sandpipers and also 20 Grey Plovers were seen, while over at Bunnahabhain, the Iceland Gull was still around. Today, again at Ardnave, the 4 Snow Bunting were seen, but they proved to be very elusive, even camera shy infact, much to my annoyance! Also an immature Golden Eagle was seen on a fence post. A single Snow Bunting was on the road over on Jura, but it too did not want its photo taken either! There were no visible signs of Otters in the usual haunts. GDY
Yesterday, in one of the stubble fields at Aoradh, on RSPB Loch Gruinart reserve, the following were noted, 110 Rock Dove, a flock of 80 Skylarks, 30 Twite, 120 Common Gull, 20 Linnet, 25 Reed Bunting, and a male Hen Harrier was out on the moorland hunting. Another Iceland Gull was seen flying north over the reserve too. MS

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