Thursday, 9 March 2017
Thursday 9th March
Another beautiful day on Islay, apart from one sneaky shower. A bird count around the reserve at Gruinart - on the Loch: 1 Great Norther Diver, 158 Shelduck, 198 Wigeon, 232 Oystercatcher, 48 Knot, 106 Bar Tailed Godwits, 102 Curlew, 216 Common Gulls, and a Lesser Black Backed Gull. And on the Floods: 187 Lapwing, 229 Teal, 15 Whooper Swans, 27 Pintail, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Greenshank, 2 Gadwall, 1 Sparrowhawk and a Merlin.
Posted by Ian Brooke at 16:40
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