Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Tues 24th Feb

James was in touch this morning with some sightings since his return. On Sunday, he saw a Golden Eagle over the RSPB reserve at Gruinart, a flock of 125 Linnet and noticed lots of Frogs on various ponds when he was out. Refering to Michal who spotted frog spawn on Sunday, looking back and I noticed that Stacey had frog spawn on the 18th of February last year (2008) down in Glen Astle on the Oa!
Back to James again, and he had a count on the floods on Monday, which reads as follows,
1 Merlin, 1 Hen Harrier, 938 Teal, 191 Wigeon, 54 Pintail, 72 Shoveler, 2 Red breasted Merganser, 727 Lapwing, 2 Greenshank, 2 Gadwall and 1 Whooper Swan. The tally for the Lapwing was a good count for Gruinart at this time of year. JRH

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