Thursday, 13 October 2016

Thursday 13th October

Gerry Dopler had also seen the Red backed Shrike on Tuesday afternoon over past the Coille roadend. Richard Belter had gone over to Colonsay yesterday and saw a Greenland Wheatear there, and this morning he saw a Northern Wheatear up at Sanaigmore. James saw a Jack Snipe on the reserve at Gruinart this morning. At Carnain, the Hampshire birders had seen 2 Greenfinch, 2 Wrens on the wall, Goldfinches and Stonechats as well. Along at Blackrock, Scaup were spotted out on Loch Indaal with a ringtail Hen Harrier over the raised beach past Uiskentuie. The Bowland Birders had been up at Sanaigmore, no Snow Buntings or Shrike, but saw a Golden Eagle soar past lazily. On Loch Gorm 12 Tufted Duck were present with 4 Whoopers still on the stubbles at Rockside. At Gruinart, a Merlin and 12 Whitefronts were seen. Here at home, late afternoon, 17 Chough graced us with a flypast!!!

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