Thursday, 22 September 2016

Thursday 22nd September

Yesterday, Gary had a Kestrel out in front of his house and then shortly afterwards a ringtail Hen Harrier out over the moorland, behind his house. Today, Gary and Bob had been out round the Loch Gorm area noting lots of Meadow Pipits, Skylarks and Stonechats present along with a second year male Hen Harrier, a ringtail Hen Harrier and also a juv. Peregrine on a fence near to Saligo. On Loch Gorm itself, they saw 4 Dabchick, 100 Teal, 30 Tufted Duck, 25 Mallard and 7 Heron. 6 Buzzard were counted on their way round the loch! Late afternoon, at the top end of Loch Indaal, Louise had a count of 152 Red breasted Merganser, lots of Oystercatcher, 2 Pale bellied Brent, Barwits present as were Wigeon, Teal and Pintail.
Many thanks to Jim Dickson for sharing his sightings with us while he has been over for the last fortnight or so.

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