Saturday, 28 February 2009

Sat 28th Feb

Another month almost in...
Catherine had been on the phone earlier with figures from a count carried out on Loch Gruinart at the start of the week. 218 Bar tailed Godwit, 365 Oystercatcher, 85 Herring Gull, 13 Red breasted Merganser, 12 Turnstone, 12 Sanderling, 58 Common Gull, 11 Greater black backed Gulls, 151 Wigeon, 16 Mallard, 209 Curlew, 17 Redshank, 9 Ringed Plover, 256 Dunlin and 88 Shelduck in total. CF
We had been out yesterday afternoon and saw a pair of Golden Eagles soaring on the thermals, and soon afterwards, fairly close to where we saw the Eagles, a male Hen Harrier crossed the road about 30 metres ahead of us. Anyway the camera was not to hand, needless to say!

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