Sunday 21 March 2010

Sun 21st March

Another great day out here again, both weather wise and also for bird watching! This morning when I was outside, 63 Whooper Swan flew over heading North. A short while later, I decided to have a look to see if they had come in to rest up, but there was no sign of them on Loch Gorm, or over at Gruinart or up at Ardnave Loch. The one bird that did turn up while on this recce was a Sparrowhawk which we followed for over half a mile. This afternoon, and Margaret saw 3 Stonechat while up on the small crag beside our house. Visiting birders from Norfolk, also commented on seeing a few more Stonechat around today.
The visiting birders from Orkney had seen 2 Wheatear on the Oa today, a mixed flock of around 120 Twite with a few Linnet. They also had Golden Eagle on their travels. At Lagavulin they saw a Red throated Diver while at Bowmore there were some Goldeneye on Loch Indaal as well as Great Northern Diver and Slavonian Grebe, all starting to come into their summer plumage. A Siskin was on a bird feeder at Bridgend.

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