Sunday, 7 March 2010

Sun 7th March

Another great day over here, perhaps a bit cold, but we had blue skies and the sun out. So, mid afternoon we went over to the hide at Gruinart and managed to get this Teal. He had been dabbling in the water and just brought his head out of the water. There was a great variety of birds to be seen, Pintail, Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Heron, Redshank, 2 Greenhank, Red breasted Merganser, Mute swan, Whooper swan, Greylags, Whitefronted Geese, Barnacle Geese, and also the Little Egret. On the way over there was a male Hen Harrier on the wing, close at hand. This morning, up in the garden of Shepherd's cottage there were 39 Greylags, I had noticed droppings there yesterday, but had not realised that there were as many.
Today, James had some signs of Spring, 2 Lesser Black backed Gulls on Loch Gorm and also a Honey bee out flying.

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