Wednesday 27 August 2008

Wed 27th Aug

The weather this week has not been too kind so far, perhaps it has not been really heavy continuously wet, but it still has had a dampening effect all the same! Undeterred, we went along to the Bat and Barn Owl walk this evening at RSPB Loch Gruinart reserve. As I have mentioned the weather already, I did not expect a large turnout. When we arrived, there were only half a dozen hardy souls apart from ourselves, for the midges to feast on, but by the top of the hour, there were over 20 visitors. Yes, the midges certainly came out for a wee while, some of us saw the Barn Owl, and Pipistrelle Bats were seen, and heard on the bat detectors. We also saw the Greylag Geese coming into roost at the top of Loch Gruinart. The evening was rounded off with cake and a welcome cuppa, and the midges were soon forgotten about!
Back here at home, a Grey Wagtail was up the burn earlier on this afternoon.

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