Thursday 1 May 2008

Wed 30th April

A late report in for Tuesday, came from Sally How, James's wife. On her way home from work, she had a really close view of a Golden Eagle being mobbed by Gulls, with the Eagle being no more than 20 feet away at one point.
Back to Wednesday, over at the RSPB reserve at Loch Gruinart, James had an Otter and a large cub in the ditches on the flats. On the bird front, there are now 3 Corncrake calling, and 3 Sedge Warbler along with 2 Grasshopper Warbler were also being heard. JRH
Coming out of Bowmore, at Gartmain there were 3 Barnacle Geese on the foreshore, looking rather lost! Whilst in at a friend's house, there were 5 Siskin on the nut feeders, so there are still some around, one was on Tiree the other day, an uncommon sighting for there. The feeders here at home are still busy, with up to 12 Goldfinch and other birds too. IKB
I had a phone call from one of our neighbours, saying that he had seen a Black Swan flying over Loch Indaal along with other Swans. There have been reports of other Black Swans recently from Tiree and the Uists, and if memory serves me right there was one over on Colonsay the other summer.

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