Monday, 8 December 2014
Monday 8th December
Some sightings from last week, sent through by John Harrison last night, thanks John! On Wednesday, he had 9 Whoopers up at Ardnave with a further 12 flying on past. Down at Bruichladdich, John saw 6 Pale bellied Brent and wondered whether these were the same ones that he had earlier on in the week over the other side of Loch Indaal? From Port Charlotte, he counted at least 20 GND and 4 RTD on Loch Indaal, noting it was as many as he had ever seen from one point. On Friday, John had 2 Greenshank and a Little Egret up at Bun an Uillt on the East side of Loch Gruinart. Also on Friday, he had a Woodcock over at Ballygrant, a male Hen Harrier at Persabus with a ringtail at Bunnahabhain. Finally on Friday on his way up the road to Sanaigmore, John spotted 2 Golden Eagles. A great week for John! Today Ed had seen the Little Egret on the floods at Gruinart. Mary had a ringtail over the flats, at the office at Gruinart, a Goldcrest with a Mistle Thrush being chased by a Jackdaw. Stuart, one of the farm staff at Gruinart had an Otter cross the road ahead of him as he drove along on his tractor and then it disappeared into the wood!