Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Wednesday 7th November

Sorry about the late entry, but here goes....Yesterday, David and Jenny had been round at Saligo Bay and had an interesting sighting of a Shearwater, but were not 100% sure whether it was Cory's or a Great, but it was a Shearwater for sure and not a young Gannet either. David realises that it possibly is a bit late in the year but some can occur in November. Answers on a postcard....Today, they were back at Saligo with 60 Kittiwake, a Fulmar and a Gannet. Along at Ballinaby were 80 Golden Plover and a ringtail Hen Harrier, up behind Port Charlotte, a Sparrowhawk was seen. Michael today had 2 RTD, 2 GND,  65 Common Scoter, 1 Purple Sandpiper and Turnstone at Bruichladdich. Along at Blackrock, 18 Turnstone were seen, further on along the top of loch towards Bridgend were a total of 48 Pale bellied Brent Geese. Over at Loch Gruinart, Michael had a White tailed Sea Eagle, 290 Golden Plover, 190 Barwits and 2 Greenshank. Up at Sanaigmore a Peregrine, 2 Chough, and 16 Linnet were counted. Machir Bay held 16 Chough and also the 1st winter Glaucous Gull and back at Kilchoman at the dusk, a repeat of last night again (forgot to mention this yesterday...) a Peregrine flew through the Jackdaws as they came into roost!!! Through the day today, I saw a Coal Tit at the feeders, the first for some time! James had a count of 9770 Barnies, 371 Whitefronts and 12 Greylags on the reserve, 3 Whoopers flew in and also out on Loch Gruinart itself were 255 Wigeon.

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