Monday, 11 July 2016

Monday 11th July

Gary yesterday had walked down to through Ballygrant Woods to Loch Ballygrant itself. He had heard a Great spotted Woodpecker calling  in the trees, with its' young calling back!  Also, on the treetops, he heard Goldfinch and Siskin. In a clearing, Gary saw a Spotted Flycatcher and then 2 Wood Warblers. Blackcaps were still heard calling. On Loch Ballygrant itself, Dabchick and Tufted Duck were present with  couple of Buzzard flying overhead. Mary had a Corncrake cross over the road at Portnahaven, close to the church. She is still hearing a bird calling just out of the village each morning.  Here at home this morning, there were 3 Peregrines out on the wing, what a noise they were making... Later on, after lunch, we watched as a Raven was harassing 2 Peregrines, no doubt trying to get them to move on...

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