Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Tuesday 12th February

Our Hampshire birders yesterday had been up at Ardnave. In the dunes opposite Nave Island, they had a small flock of 20 Twite, out on the sea towards Nave Island, they saw 3 Black throated Divers and 1 Shag. Later on they counted over 40 Chough. On Ardnave Loch itself, 3 Whooper Swans were present. Down the road on the game crop close to Garra Eallabus, 2 Greenfiches were seen in the mixed flock of Reed Bunting, Brambling and Chaffinches. Finally down to Uisekentuie, they saw a Pied Wagtail on the fence at the side of the road. Yesterday Bob had 32 Greylags on Loch Gearach, also seen there were 1 Whooper Swan, 90 Teal, 20 Mallard and 45 Wigeon. Over towards Grimsay, Bob had 2 Snipe and later on a Short eared Owl. This morning, Jane Griffiths had a Golden Eagle fly past her house up towards Mulindry.

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