Thursday, 17 March 2016

Thursday 17th March

Another great day again folks, although there has been a slight edge to the air, mind you I am not complaining.... Some sightings from earlier this week for you... Gordon Muir, (Louise's husband) and the deer counters on Jura had seen Red Grouse and also Golden Plover while they progressed down through  Jura. Louise herself had counted 39 Pale bellied Brent below the manse past Craighouse on Jura. Later on down near  to Ardfin, Louise had a White tailed Eagle. James had seen a bumble bee on the reserve while he was out on the goose count. Over on Nave Island, James counted 171 Grey Seals! Today, James ad seen 39 Skylarks on the reserve at Gruinart, back on Tuesday, James had counted a flock of 780 Golden Plover over the flats and Michal saw a Woodcock on the moorland trail. Visitors, Wally and Jude had seen 10 Whoopers resting up on Claddach Loch, a male Hen Harrier at Cultoon, 2 pairs of Red legged Partridge on the track from Bunnahabhain leading  to Staoisha. At Coal Ila, they saw 12 Tysties while Bruichladdich held a further 8 Tysties. Peter and the Island Holidays group had 4 Greenshank and 16 Pintail out from the hides at Gruinart and a flock of 470 Golden Plover behind Loch Gruinart House.

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