Thursday 12 January 2012

Thursday 12th January

James had carried out a count on the reserve at Gruinart yesterday with the tallies as follows, 4662 Barnacle Geese, 398 Greeland Whitefronts, 109 Greylags, 1 Canada Hutchinsii sp, 162 Rock Doves, 1st winter Iceland Gull, adult Iceland Gull, 10 Whooper Swan, 2 Sparrowhawks, female Hen Harrier, 4 Greenshank, 224 Lapwing, 30 Redshank, 1 Pochard. James also had a second year Golden Eagle over Craigens. This afternoon, we had 8 Ringed Plover and 3 Sanderling on Machir Bay with 11 Chough up on the dunes. Also flying around on the dunes were some Curlews and also Oystercatchers too.

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