Thursday 13 May 2010

Thurs 13th May

Just after doing the entry last night I took a quick run down to the Machir Bay in the hope I might hear a Corncrake, but no joy. On the other hand, I was fortunate to see 11 White wagtails together in the reed bed, presumably just about to roost up for the night. Over at Gruinart, James had a count of 51 Snipe.
Today Carl had 32 Rock Doves feeding on the newly sown barley field at Octomore, just outside Port Charlotte. At Bruichladdich, he saw 4 Sanderling and 6 Dunlin, on Uiskentuie strand 20 Sanderling, 20 Dunlin and 2 Turnstone were present. Over the merse at Bridgend, 50 Whimbrel were flying, a White wagtail was also seen. There were Dunlin present, still in large numbers but more fragmented than the past 2 days.
Michal had a Crossbill in the plantation beside Finlaggan and a visitor had seen a Yellowhammer at Bunnahabhain.

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