Saturday 14 January 2012

Saturday 14th January

James and David sent through some counts they had carried out earlier this week. On Thursday up at Ardnave James had 13 Whoopers and 3 Goldeneye on Ardnave Loch. Round Ardnave itself he counted the following, 3 Great Northern Diver, 85 Sanderling, 35 Ringed Plover,79 Bar tailed, 2 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Golden Eagle. Yesterday on the floods James had 64 Pintail, 4 Gadwall, 1 Water Rail and 563 Greenland Whitefronts coming in to roost. Today James had an adult Iceland Gull up at his house and also a Woodcock. David on Thursday on the Oa had a total of 5 Golden Eagles, 3 Red Grouse and an adult Glaucous Gull. Yesterday he counted 340 Greenland Whitefronts and an immature Glaucous Gull all on the reserve at the Oa.

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