Monday 12 May 2008

Sat 10th - Sun 11th May

Apologies for not having an entry in for Saturday sooner,but the computer was playing up, so here we go.
Michael was out and about on his bike on Sunday down towards Portnahaven, where he saw a female Marsh Harrier. Visiting birders saw the Osprey, while over at Gruinart on Saturday afternoon. Gus phoned in on Sunday night to confirm that the Ring necked Duck is still on Loch Kinnabus, and George, Margaret and myself had a really good sighting of the Iceland Gull which still remains in the Port Ellen area. We went up to look for the Osprey later on, but with no luck, but on the way back, as we were going past a field at Craigens there was a single Black tailed Godwit in the same place as the bird seen there on Thursday. GJ, MAB & IKB
The comment re the Shoveler Duck and its nest on the blog the other day, should be explained as they are quite rare breeders here on Islay, perhaps I had not made it clear! The Corncrake numbers this year are very encouraging so far, with reports of calling birds from new areas.

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