Sunday, 10 April 2011

Sunday 10th April

James has returned from his week's holiday over at Rahoy. Although still "on holiday" today, he heard a Cuckoo calling from close to the former Kilchoman School over at the edge of the reserve at Gruinart. George this morning had 56 Turnstone down on the shoreline at Bruichladdich, 9 Whooper Swan flying North towards Gruinart, back at home he had 10 House Sparrows at his bird feeders, and George also heard a Willow Warbler in the trees around his house.

A visitor staying down at Port Charlotte had seen a Glaucous Gull at Saligo yesterday. Another visitor had seen the Iceland Gull at Bunnahabhain, a Stonechat was present too, an Otter was in the bay with her 2 youngsters, Great Nothern Diver present out in the Sound of Islay, over Margadale Hill a distant pair of Golden Eagles were seen out on the thermals. Near to Ardnahoe, a Hen Harrier was on the wing. Ballygrant Woods were quiet apart from Willow Warblers and Goldcrests. Back down in the ploughed field at the Coastguards' cottages, a Peregrine was seen taking a Golden Plover this morning!

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