The Morvern correspondent, aka JRH who is over there on holiday this week, phoned in to say he had Pine Martins in the garden, several Tawny Owls calling and also a Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Andy also had had a good day, with hearing 4 different Willow Warbler at RSPB Loch Gruinart and also seeing a Swallow at the hide! He also had a Merlin over the Flats. On his way home, he saw 6 Wheatear between Uiskentuie and Port Ellen, in the Bay at Port Ellen there were 2 Sandwich Tern, while at the ferry terminal there was a 1st year Iceland Gull. RAS
As promised from yesterday, Michal's figures were as follows, round Loch Gruinart 214 Oystercatcher, 71 Common Gull, 56 Curlew, 70 Redshank, 17 Eider,10 Merganser, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Mute Swan, 51 Bar tailed Godwit, 39 Black headed Gull, 6 Greater Black backed Gull, 210 Wigeon,177 Shelduck, 1 Cormarant, 4 Mallard, 7 Ringed Plover, 7 Turnstone, 5 Lesser Black backed Gull and 50 Sanderling. On Ardnave Loch itself there was the following, 4 Mute Swan, 1 Whooper Swan, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Common Gull, 3 Mallard, 1 Goldeneye, 3 Redshank, 10 Oystercatcher and 17 Teal. In a field, on the way up there had been a flock of 129 Golden Plover along with a few Lapwing. Michal also noted seeing 40 Skylark at Grainel whilst out sorting a dyke.
Our intrepid visiting birder had seen the Canada Goose, hutchinsii sp, today over at Gruinart.