Thursday, 17 February 2011

Thursday 17th February

A White tailed Sea Eagle was seen over the Rhinns of Islay today.
Down on Loch Astle, on the RSPB Oa reserve, 20 Tufted Duck were counted, a female Hen Harrier was on the reserve as well as a single Redwing.
On the East side of Loch Gruinart, 2 Greenshank were present, and around Ardnave Point, 24 Ravens were counted, 1 Sanderling, 2 Turnstone, 3 Grey Plover, 7 Bar tailed Godwit, 14 Ringed Plover, 50+ Twite with 3 Great Northern Diver off shore. Ardnave Loch held a Dabchick and 15 Whooper Swans while up at Sanaigmore a large female Sparrowhawk and at the coal yard 30 Pale bellied Brent Geese were present.

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