Thursday, 7 January 2010

Thurs 7th Jan

Yesterday, James carried out a count of the geese on the reserve at Gruinart, and the numbers tallied through at 6,120 Barnacle Geese, 209 Greenland Whitefronts, 5 Greylags and also the ever present Lesser Canada Goose, hutchinsii.
The Long billed Dowitcher was seen again this morning on Loch Gruinart. George had a Purple Sandpiper on the foreshore down at Bruichladdich today, and on his fields George saw a Curlew, 8 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 2 Woodcock and also a probable Jack Snipe. George is fortunate that he has a small ditch that runs through his fields which has not frozen over so he has been getting some birds in for a drink of fresh water.

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