Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Tuesday 19th April
Yesterday Louise saw two sandwich terns at Craighouse, Jura. Alistair Hutchinson saw a male hen harrier and grey wagtail at Woolen Mill. Today the wader survey at Loch Gruinart started. So far only three fields were done with 68 lapwing and 20 redshanks counted. All birds busy displaying and making scrapes. Also several snipe were seen along the drains. During the survey merlin was seen chasing a meadow pipit. A visitor reported seeing an osprey at Finlaggan on Sunday afternoon and today a great skua in Ardnave.