Sunday, 28 March 2010

Sun 28th March

This is an image of a Mottled Grey moth that was caught by Danny Arnold.
Today, we saw our first Wheatear round at Ballinaby, I had been looking at other places where I had seen them in previous years, but the Balllinaby sighting was the only one today.
Down at Bruichladdich, directly in front of the Distillery, were 6 Purple Sandpiper and a few Rock Pipit. Back up near to the coal yard were 9 Pale bellied Brent on the eel grass, on Loch Indaal 8 Red breasted Merganser were close to the shore with a pair of Great Northern Diver further offshore Some of the Common Gull appear to be pairing up and at prospective nest sites. It is quite noticeable that a lot of the Greylags have paired up and starting to be split off from the groups that are still present. Although not having seen any hares boxing so far, there were 10 together at one field and then 2 groups of 6 in other fields, as well as another group of 8 in a different field.

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