Wednesday 23 April 2008

Wed 23rd April

No, not the Red Kite that Michal had yesterday, but one I saw when down in Galloway about 18 months ago at Bellymack where you can see the Kites being fed. This bird had just been eating the food from its talons!
A message from Stacey on Oronsay, saying that the birds are slow in arriving there too, no corncrakes yet, but so far only 1 Swallow, 2 Black tailed Godwits, 6 Whimbrel and several White Wagtail. The Lapwing and Redshank are pairing up and starting to sit.
Back here on Islay, this evening James had 51 Black tailed Godwit on the floods out in front of the hide at RSPB Loch Gruinart reserve. Meanwhile Louise on Jura has seen the Short eared Owls in about the same area where they nested last year.

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