Saturday, 31 July 2010

Sat 31st July

Well, almost another month in, but you will just have to wait until tomorrow night for the rainfall figures, not as dry as the last 2 months but...
Yesterday, Carl had 18 Shelduck at Carnain with the usual flock of Bar tailed Godwit were present at Gartmain. Back over at Gortan were 46 Eider in eclipse plumage along with 7 Redshank. Along at Bruichladdich were 12 Ringed Plover, 3 Turnstone and 1 Dunlin.
Early this morning, up on the trusses of the former Kilchoman Church, there were a big number of Jackdaws all perched up, a bit like something out of the film "Birds", a bit spooky for a moment or two! Up round the crag, a female Hen Harrier flew past and a Whitethroat was on the fence wire. Back down in the garden here at the house were a couple of Wheatear, the first I can remember in the garden itself rather than out in the actual fields or on the Machir.

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