Wednesday 15 December 2010

Wed 15th December

Red is the colour. Especially when it comes in the form of a kite. Red kites are an uncommon visitor to Islay, but in the last few days I have received lots of sighting from around Islay. Yesterday a blue tagged bird was seen near the Saniag turn on Loch Gorm (presumably the bird seen on Colonsay). Also on Tuesday Bob reported an untagged red kite and a goshawk over Rockside. Then today Bob also found another red kite at Ardtalla. It looks like there are at least 3 red kites on Islay at the moment.
Other bird records include 2 bullfinches and goldcrests at Lorgba, over 1000 twite and 2 merlins at the Oa and another merlin at Loch Gruinart.

1 comment:

Armin said...

So that's where they all are. I usually see Red Kites around Aldermaston Wharf almost daily, but at the moment hardly see any.

There's only one which has started to appear above the village fairly frequently recently, most of the others seem to have disappeared.