Wednesday 8 June 2011

Wednesday 8th June

This great image of a female Hen Harrier was sent though to the blog by a visitor, not often you see them on top of a post! Another visitor yesterday had seen 2 young Willow Warblers being fed by their parents in the garden where they are staying in Port Charlotte. Over close to Ardbeg they had heard Chiffchaff and a pair of Yellowhammers singing away. Michal sent some sightings through from today. Early morning up at Ardnave there were several pairs of Lapwing with chicks of different sizes seen with 7 Snipe drumming away too. A single Buzzard was being chased off by a mixed flock of corvoids, Chough, Rooks and Jackdaws! Michal also tried to count the Terns on Nave Island and on Eilean Beag, but less birds were visible than last week. The numbers were, 1 Little Tern, 15 Arctic Tern, 37 Greylags, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Barnie sleeping on the shore, 19 Eider, 59 Lesser Black backs, 115 Herring gulls, 2 Shelduck and 17 Grey Seals.

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