Sunday 1 January 2017

New Year's day 2017

Well, the New Year here at home got off to a good start with a cracking view of a male Hen Harrier as it flew through the garden, later on the Chough were out on the wing, noisy as ever as they flew past... Dave Nevitt had seen a White tailed Eagle, late on Thursday afternoon over at Keills. Yesterday, he had seen the Cackling Goose at Balinabby and saw 10 Greylag along the road and also a small flock of 10 Linnet. Over close to Coullabus, Dave had seen a ringtail Hen Harrier. Another visitor Iain had also seen possibly the same ringtail and then the cackling goose. Iain also saw a Merlin at Erasaid and he counted 14 Pale bellied Brent at Bruichladdich.
The rainfall figure for the month, here at home was 4.1 inches, so giving us a total of 45.9 inches for the year, which might be termed as a relatively dry year by our standards...
So, to all our readers have a great New Year and many thanks to our many contributors who send in their sightings for me to use on the blog.

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