Thursday, 3 March 2011

Thursday 3rd March

Almost a Spring day out here today, it was possibly overcast, no blue sky to be seen, but it was quite mild, no complaints at all. Margaret found some more frog spawn in a different place this afternoon.
George had seen 2 Goosanders at the top of Loch Indaal, just where the River Sorn joins the sea. Back home, he had a Coal Tit on his feeders along with a couple of Greenfinches. While at Ardgaty the other day, I noticed that a yellow wing tag on the Red Kite was an indication that it was a bird from the Chilterns, and the other month one of the Kites here on Islay had a yellow wing tag, so I will have to check this out with James. The lady at Ardgaty said that a Kite from Bellymack (in Galloway) had been seen there one day, then seen in Devon the following day only to return to the Bellymack area on Day 3...
Many thanks to Gordon and Pauline Yates for their sightings over the past fortnight.

1 comment:

Islay Natural History Trust said...

I have to say I'm sceptical about the Argaty lady's claim. The very nearest bit of Devon from Galloway is about 230 miles and a 460-mile round-trip in so short a time stretches credibility, while mis-reading wing-tags is quite easy!!