Saturday, 20 August 2011
Sat 20th Aug 2011
Today was Port Charlotte gala day and great weather made for a good day out. Bob had been out birdwatching before the gala. Yesterday he had a female merlin at Ardnave. This morning between Bowmore and Gartbrek he counted 75 greylag, 60 oystercatchers, 120 curlew, 1 whimbrel, 2 redshank, 1 greenshank, 2 bar tailed godwits, 2 sanderling, 380 dunlin, 200 ringed plover, 65 turnstone and 2 sparrowhawks. From Gartmain 220 bar tailed godwits and later another sparrowhawk.