Monday, 22 February 2016

Monday 22nd February

Yesterday, David and Jenny saw 10 Scaup, a Slavonian Grebe , 25 Common Scoter and 20 Pale bellied Brent Geesee on Loch Indaal. At Gruinart, a male Hen Harrier was seen while on Ardnave Loch, 12 Whoopers were present. Finally round Loch Gorm, they counted 25 Fieldfare and 8 Redwing. Today the weather has been kinder to us all, so Bob and myself managed to carry out the WeBs count from Bowmore down to Gartbeck with the scores on the doors tallying out at 1 GND, 1 Black Guillemot, 6 Cormorant, 25 Shag, 6 Greylags, 550 Barnies, 23 Greenland Whitefronts, 13 Shelduck, 26 Mallard, 8 Teal, 30 Wigeon, 16 Rb Merganser, 13 Eider, 4 Heron, 90 Oystercatcher, 120 Curlew, 30 Barwit, 20 Redshank, 51 Dunlin, 9 Turnstone, 12 Ringed Plover, 8 Grey Plover, 65 Lapwing, 12 Gbb Gull, 120 Herring Gull, 30 C. Gull and 35 Bh Gull. On his way home, Bob spotted a White tailed Eagle heading out over Bridgend down towards the merse, possibly on the look out for a goose for lunch...

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