Wednesday 21 October 2015

Wednesday 21st October

Not the best of days for birdwatching, you might have actually seen some birds flying backwards, low mist no morning plane but the ferry made it across, just fine eh... Graham and Jo had ventured out, and this morning they had a male Hen Harrier close to Rockside while down at Machir Bay, a Peregrine flushed 2 Curlews and 3 Chough were also seen here as well. At Gruinart , out from the new hide they counted 100 Teal, 10 Pintail, 2 Shelduck, 6 Greenland Whitefronts, many Rooks. A ringtail Hen Harrier was present over on the other side of Loch Gruinart along with 2 Golden Eagles up behind Bun an Uillt. Here at home, the only birds on the move were were the flock of around 70+ Jackdaws who appeared to like the challenge of flying in the wind... Steve Percival was in touch to confirm that the Barnie with white darvic ring on, seen a week ago by Gary was one that he had rung here at Gruinart Farm, back in November 2001, rung as an adult so it is least 15 years old...

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