Saturday, 7 January 2017

Saturday 7th January

The mist/ low cloud did eventually clear around midday, with a plane coming in mid afternoon, possibly a long wait from 8am if you were hanging around in Glasgow airport.....
Alistair Hutchinson who lives in Bowmore had a Goldcrest in his garden mid week and then this morning, he saw a Treecreeper on the Hawthorn bush/ tree at the rear of his garden... Bob, today had counted 100 Curlew in the fields down close to Braibruich, between Port Charlotte and Bruichladdich. Gary, today had been down at Carnain where he saw 31 Pale bellied Brent Geese, 3 GND, 1 RTD, 5 Slavonian Grebe, 5 Long tailed Duck, 100 Dunlin, 60 Ringed Plover, 53 Curlew, 37 Barwits, 5 Knot, 43 Wigeon, 40 Scaup, 32 Common Scoter, 21 Pintail, 60 Teal, 12 Shelduck, a juv. Glaucous Gull and a Kittiwake. Here at home, the only bird of note was a solitary Fulmar wheeling about along the front of the crag!

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