Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Tuesday 14th March

Here are the birds counted by Bob, Lesley and myself while we carried out the WeBs count from Bowmore to Gartbreck yesterday, 3 GND, 2 Shag, 10 Cormorant, 6 Pale bellied Brent, 4 Greylag, 800 Barnies, 12 Greenland Whitefronts, 20 Shelduck, 11 Mallard, 2 Teal, 186 Wigeon, 39 Eider, 24 R b Merganser, 9 Common Scoter, 50 Oystercatcher, 76 Curlew, 234 Barwit, 27 Dunlin, 5 Redshank, 14 Lapwing, 119 Golden Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 11 Ringed Plover, 5 Turnstone, 1 Tystie, 8 Gbb Gull, 10 Herring Gull, 10 Common Gull and 30 B h Gull. Also noted were a small flock of 30 Twite and also 25 Skylark at Gartbreck.  Also yesterday, David and Jenny had been over to Jura. Between Feolin and Craighouse, they saw a pair of Golden Eagle with 2 ringtail Hen Harrier present close to Craighouse. At Lagg, a Kestrel and also a male Hen Harrier were seen, with around 20 large Canada Geese noted out of Craighouse with some more present along with other geese on the new golf course at Ardfin!!!

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