Friday, 3 May 2013

Friday 3rd May

James took this Snipe earlier on this week over at Gruinart. I do not think that many images would have been taken today unless you wanted some of the rain and all the pools of water left behind, still it was the forecast! Colin and Mandy stayed over at Kintra last night and had a Merlin and a Sparrowhawk there. This morning, before the heavens opened, they were up early and counted 13 Little Terns, 8 Ringed Plover, 5 Turnstone and saw plenty of  Fulmars, Razorbills, Black and Common Guillemots. Later on, past Bowmore they had 68 Blackwits.
The tally for the rain last month came to 3.25", slightly drier than last April, but tonight the ground is soaking with the heavy rainfall with most of it going down the burns as surface run off, and not getting into the ground.

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