Sunday, 12 April 2009

Sun 12th April

Susan McGhie was on the phone this morning to say that she had heard her first Cuckoo of the year over at Ballygrant.
Back here at home, and Margaret yesterday saw a pair of Shelduck, coming into the nest, with the drake flying back out as a decoy while his mate dropped straight back into where they have been in previous years. Is this the same ducks that were here when BBC Springwatch was here, back in 2007?
Down at Carnain, there were 11 Sand Martins flying over the pools, and while on a quick run down from here to the Oa, there was not many geese to be seen. This was confirmed by James How this evening, as he had noticed a big movement of geese flying North up Loch Indaal through the day today. James also had a Willow Warbler on the reserve at Gruinart this afternoon

No comments: