Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Wednesday 10th February
On Monday, Gary's neighbour had 6 Yellowhammers on his feeders. Yesterday Gary had been over at Bunahabhain and had some good sightings.. He had 3 Buzzards seen, one of which was seen "escorting" a Golden Eagle out over the bay. Gary also had a Peregrine, 11 GND, 7 Cormorant, 4 Oystercatcher, a Curlew, 3 Heron with a Dipper singing along on the Margadale River. On his way home, on Ardnahoe Loch a Little Grebe was seen, a Sparrowhawk was flying over the Loch and a Kestrel on the overhead wires at the side of the road. Visitors from Italy, Colin and Alison Parnell also had a good day yesterday with their highlights including 2 Long tailed Ducks off Blackrock as well as a Black Guillemot seen there as well. At Coullabus, a Merlin was present, up at Ardnave, a Peregrine was seen as were a flock of 28 Chough over the dunes! They had seen a Golden Eagle as well as a Buzzard at Coullabus on their way back from Gruinart, good for comparing the 2 birds together! They also saw on Loch Indaal 2 Black throated Diver, 8 GND, 1 RTD and a Slavonian Grebe, just great!!! Returning birders, George Pat Jackson are over for a few days and yesterday had seen 2 Long tailed Ducks, close in at Carnain, and then 2 BTD as well as 2 GND off Port Charlotte.