Thursday, 21 October 2010

Thurs 21st October

Another mixed day with the weather, although there was a beautiful rainbow with the dark grey of the rain cloud behind it at 6pm...
On my way down to Bridgend this morning, I saw a Gull drowning a Teal at "smelly corner". As I was driving, I really should have been paying more attention to the road, but I did notice it happening! Louise on her way down Jura on her commute to Islay had seen a couple of Woodcock and also a Tawny Owl. Yesterday, Gordon her husband, had seen 20 Snow Bunting whilst he was out stalking, as well as a few Red Grouse. These were all on Jura! Catherine had been up at Ardnave and had a Lapland Bunting, a flock of 28 Chough and counted 13 Whooper Swan on Ardnave Loch.
Onto the visitor sightings for today, 3 Snow Bunting were seen at Ardnave, a Siskin was here in the wood, another visitor had seen a Woodcock, 2 different Sparrowhawk, a male and female and also 2 Snipe.
Other visitors had seen a variety of birds of prey, a Kestrel beside Loch Gorm, a Sparrowhawk at Lily Loch, 2 separate Hen Harrier at Loch Gorm, 3 Buzzard together near to Loch Allan. At Avonvoggie there were 20 Redwing, and near to Cluanach they saw a Peregrine twisting with a Buzzard. They had also seen 2 flocks of Long tailed Tit, one at Lily Loch and the other at Caol Ila. On their way home, there was a Goldeneye along with the Scaup present on Loch Gorm.

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