Friday, 29 July 2016

Friday 29th July

Another, not bad day with the weather, although there has been a few little smurry showers of rain, nothing to worry about!!
Gary had seen a ringtail Hen Harrier out quartering its' patch over at Mulreesh which is between Bridgend and Ballygrant. Through the nights lately, he has been hearing a Tawny Owl out in the trees beside his house. Today, Gary had seen a White tailed Sea Eagle fly past beside his house. This evening while out birding from the house here with David Formby, we had 14 species seen in around an hour. We saw a Heron, not that common a bird here at home, although more common in other locations on Islay. On the oil seed rape seed heads this evening, we saw some Linnets and also a pair of Greenfinch. Out over the crag, 3 Buzzards were out on the wing as the 16 Chough came in to the roost with a Roe deer buck moving along the foot of the crag. Earlier this afternoon, 2 Peregrines were flying around, high over the crag.

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