Debby Reynolds e mailed through some sightings from yesterday. Up at Ardnave they had the good fortune to see the 2 Lapland Buntings. Over on the other side of Islay, at Loch Allan they had seen 6 Siskin, at the Lily Loch a female Bullfinch, in the same area they also had a White tailed Sea Eagle. Down at the Jura ferry they saw a Glaucous Gull. Many thanks to Debby and her friends who were over for the weekend.
Tracey from SNH gave me through the figures for the December International goose count, the tallies were 44,843 Barnacle geese and 6,384 Whitefronts. In 2009 the comparable count was 40,727 Barnies and 7,079 Whitefronts, in 2008 it was 41,613 Barnies and 6,783 Whitefronts while back in 2007 it was 44,529 Barnies and 6,617 Whitefronts. Many thanks to SNH for these figures.