Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Wednesday 7th September
Another good day considering that we are in October... Some birds from Dave, seen on the Oa today, 4 Wheatear, 8 Redwing, 1 Goldcrest, a flock of around 30 Redpolls (at least 1 Meally Redpoll amongst the Lesser Redpolls), 2 Golden Eagles, 2 Hen Harrier, a Merlin and 5 Chough. Mary had a count of 470 Barnies this afternoon at Gruinart, along with 35 Pale bellied Brent and 335 Greylags. On Ardnave Loch, 10 Whoopers, 10 Mute and 4 cygnets, 5 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 168 Wigeon were present with a RTD flying overhead in a NW direction. Yesterday evening, her brother in law James had seen 20 Pale bellied Brent Geese on Orsay Island.