Sunday 20 July 2008

Sat 19th July

After a mixed week of weather, it has now picked up, although on a different tack there was minor excitement at lunchtime when the power supply failed from the mainland, it also affected Jura too, but after an hour or so we were all re-connected.
Gordon and Pauline Yates have returned home, after a short trip over and managed to put some hours in to get some more images and new footage for his video. Pauline had heard 2 different Corncrake calling down close to Port Charlotte. While out in the hide, Gordon had been watching a nest site of a pair of Hen Harriers, with the male bird kindly obliging by coming in with 9 feed passes in just under 4 hours! Gordon had seen 10 Black Guillemot off Bruichladdich Pier, and also noted 3 young Kestrel fledge from one of the few successful nest sites here on the island. In an Owl nest box there were 3 youngsters, but obviously a late clutch as there were quite a bit of leaving the nest. Gordon and Pauline also had a male Sparrowhawk at 2 different places through the week. GDY

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