Thursday 20 May 2010

Thurs 20th May

Carl sent through a late entry (I think he is trying to keep up with my last Saturday late entry!) Yesterday, Carl had 12 Bar tailed Godwit, 5 Turnstone and a Whimbrel at Gartmain. At Bruichladdich, he saw 2 Shags, 2 Razorbill and 3 male Eider. Today at Gartmain, the Bar tailed Godwits numbers had risen to 104, while on the pool beside Crosshouses were 2 Moorhen.
The folk on the guided walk at the RSPB reserve at Gruinart had a great time this morning listening to several different Corncrakes, and they were really fortunate to actually see one in flight as well. You can sometimes see the Corncrakes as they skulk about, but see one in flight was something special! They also saw and heard Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat. Through the Woodland trail, the Treecreepers were seen too, and finally over the moorland a male Hen Harrier was out on the wing.
Visitors had reported a possible sighting of a Goshawk in Bridgend Woods. One the locals has been seeing a Great spotted Woodpecker in the woods there too, and also hearing it drumming away on the trees!

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