Believe it or not, Happy Birthday should be the order of the day, as it is exactly a year on since the blog started up. We have had 186 entries over that time which is a credit to all the folk that have contributed sightings to me, and also to James How who kept it going for almost 13 weeks while I acted as the Paisley correspondent and then again in November as the Jersey correspondent, many thanks to you all. IKB
Catherine gave me some sightings that she had during the last few days, 29 Gannet, 145 Common Gull, 11 Greylag, 5 Barnacle Geese and 97 Grey Seal on Ardnave Island. The seals included some of the pups from last year. There was also a group of 36 Eider off Nave Island. In Loch Gruinart itself, there were 4 Grey Plover. Catherine also told me that she had been informed by a friend that there was a Corncrake calling in the rhubarb patch in the garden! CF
On the reserve at Loch Gruinart, James had the following this morning, 3 Whooper Swan, 1 Jack Snipe, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Corncrake and 2 Water Rail. JRH
Happy Blog Birthday!
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