Sunday 14 November 2010

Sun 14th November

A great day over here as shown by this mirror image of a Heron taken this afternoon from the hide at Gruinart, mind you it was only 5 degrees centigrade but...
Martin Armstrong who only came to live here on Islay recently had seen 68 Whooper Swan along with 15 Mute Swan on Loch Skerrols yesterday. This morning he was out with Bob Davison and had seen a Long tailed Duck in the harbour at Bowmore. Some visiting birders who are over for only a few days had seen it too. They had also had 33 Chough together, so were well pleased with Islay's birds so far. The Geese to them was another story!
George this morning had 25 Pale bellied Brent Geese on Loch Indaal. Up at Sunderland there was around 50 Whitefronts along with a single Pink footed Goose. Out on Loch Indaal below his house, George saw an Otter, the first he has seen there for a while.

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