Saturday 3 October 2015

Saturday 3rd October

Mary sent through some sightings from yesterday. She had a Red throated Diver fly over Claddach at Portnahaven, later on Mary watched a 1st year Golden Eagle being harassed by 2 Hooded Crows. Down in the village, she had 30 Goldfinches and finally a Sparrowhawk in her garden! Yesterday afternoon, Bob had been up at Ardnave where he had good views of 2 GND. Also seen was a large female Sparrowhawk, a male Hen Harrier and 5 Buzzards in total. On Ardnave Loch, there were 184 Wigeoon, 3 Whooper and 12 Mute Swans, but no sign of the American Wigeon! Finally out on Loch Indaal out from Loch Gorm House at Bruichladdich were 12 Common Scoter with 12 Lapwings over the fields there. Today, there was a reported sighting of the Rose coloured Starling in the fields down towards the Machir Bay. Here at home, late afternoon, the Sparrowhawk paid a visit, with no joy, the wee birds nipped out of its' way in time!

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