Monday, 5 January 2015
Monday 5th January
Dave sent through some sightings seen down on the Oa. On Saturday, he saw a Short eared Owl, 2 Hen Harriers, a Sparrowhawk and also 20 Rock Pipits down on the shoreline. On Sunday, he had the Golden Eagles spoofing the geese on Kinnabus and then they turned their attention on a Hooded Crow, just missing it on one of their "passes"!! Dave was also saying that the flock of Twite is now down to around 30 birds as the bird crop has now all but eaten up. Before Xmas at the peak, there had been over 500 Twite feeding! Today at home, the Sparrowhawk flew past again, as did a ringtail Hen Harrier, no wonders the small birders are a bit nervous when feeding away, so far there have been no casualties!