Friday, 10 June 2011

Friday 10th June

Another image through from Michal, taken this morning up at Ardnave on the moor of a Dunlin. While he was out he had a pair of Dunlin, 3 Twite, fledgling Stonechats, Kestrel, male Hen Harrier, a Golden Eagle over the moorland, pair of Buzzards, with the Whinchat of 3 weeks ago having a different song sheet, today it was mimicking Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, Grasshopper Warbler, and Swallow, but no Red Grouse or Song Thrush! Visitors from Chicago had a great day yesterday including up on the feeders at The Woolen Mill, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit and also Siskin. On Loch Indaal they had Common Sandpipers, Ringed Plover and a group of 16 Oystercatcher walking across the road coming up from the shoreline to the grass! Further on they had saw an adult Shag plus young, with Herons on the shoreline too. Down on the Oa they had a Golden Eagle, all in all they had spent a great day. Another visitor phoned in to say that he had seen 2 Cuckoos mating, and his first Dark Green Fritillary on the wing of the year. A Rose coloured Starling was seen over at Knockcrome on Jura, either this morning or yesterday, exact details seem a bit sketchy!

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