Monday, 13 March 2017

Monday 13th March

At least it did stay dry today so we did manage to carry our WeBS count this morning... Yesterday, Gary had done his count from Port Charlotte round to Blackrock, so here is  the list of birds seen...52 GND, 34 RTD, 21 Cormorant, 26 Shag, 6 Slavonian Grebe, 8 Tystie, 82 Eider, 10 Common Scoter, 6 Mallard, 33 Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 24 Ringed Plover, 18 Dunlin, 8 Turnstone, 12 Gbb Gull, 95 H. Gull, 35 C. Gull, 2 B h Gull, 1 juv. Glaucous Gull, 27 Greylag and 2 Pale bellied Brent. David and Jenny yesterday had a Grey Wagtail down at Portnahaven and a wee while further along the road a large Canada Goose was amongst some Barnies in a field. Back at Bruichladich, they saw 15 Sanderling on the shore with 4 GND and a RTD out on Loch Indaal. Back from their cottage at Balinaby, the Slavonian Grebe was seen out on Loch Gorm again, also present was a female Long tailed Duck, 8 Tufted Duck, 4 Goldeneye and 4 Teal.

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