Tuesday 16 June 2009

Tues 16th June

Great, another entry from our visitors, saves me the job!
"A day of wildlife watching on the Killinallan side of Loch Gruinart. Beautiful, sunny weather again, with views across to Colonsay and Mull, lovely silver sand beaches all the way.
The bird life was restricted to Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Curlew with Terns off shore. Redshank were calling from their vantage points on fence posts. The dunes were full of Skylark, Meadow Pipit and Linnet. A single Diver was seen off Ardnave Point, an immature Black throated Diver.
The day was spent mainly looking at the wild flowers, with many species of orchids about, the pyramidal orchids appear to be having a good year.
A Golden ringed dragonfly was patrolling a small burn, and Four spot chasers were over a wide pool, while large red damselflies were seen, flitting along the pool edges.
Only occasional Painted Ladies were seen, but Burnet moths were numerous.
Sand Martin and Swallow were feeding along the dune edges as we returned back home to our cottage."

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