Thursday, 17 April 2014

Thursday 17th April

Some sightings through from Pete Morris who is a BirdQuest guide who is over with his family on holiday rather than leading a group! Sightings were gleaned from Pete by Peter Roberts over a dinner table! On Monday, they had the Green winged Teal and a Greenshank on the reserve at Gruinart, the North side of Loch Gorm a flock of 300 Golden Plover were seen. On Loch Indaal, from Bowmore, at least 5 Slav Grebes present while on the Oa they had a Golden Eagle and 2 Peregrines. Tuesday, at Killinallan, an adult White tailed Sea Eagle was present and also a second yr Golden Eagle as well as a small flock of 10 Twite. Over at Finlaggan, they had a sub adult Golden Eagle and also Hen Harriers "sky dancing". Yesterday, they had a count of 27 RT Divers on Loch Indaal, over 40 Barwits and heard the Corncrake at Gruinart. At Bunahabhain, another Golden Eagle and also a Red Grouse were present. Portnahaven had several Manxies offshore and also 3 Common Sandpipers, Bruichladdich, 2 Sandwich Terns, Bowmore a single Pale bellied Brent Goose and at Gartbreck, 3 Sandwich Terns were seen. Solo from Dumfries saw a Common Sandpiper on the Sound of Islay yesterday

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