Wednesday 1 March 2017

Wednesday 1st March

Records from Ken and Burbage birders from Monday: 9 Purple Sandpipers, 4 Rock Pipits and 5 Red Throated Divers at Bruichladdich. At Bunahabhain 2 Otters gave great view - seen by Chrs Mills as well, a Merlin at Scarrabus. At Gruinart 2 Golden Eagles, 1 White Tailed Eagle, a Merlin and the Green Winged Teal. On Loch Indaal from Bowmore: 11 Great Northern Divers, 100 + Common Scoter, 5 Slavonian Grebes, 9 Long Tailed Ducks, 13 Scaup, 1 Black Throated Divers and 3 Red Throated Divers. Garry reported 3 Drumming Great Spotted Woodpeckers in Ballygrant Woods.
Yesterday afternoon Neil reported the Great Grey Shrike at Bridgend on the shore below the War Memmorial towards Bowmore - this was last seen last week.
Julie reported the Glaucous Gull again on Loch Indaal and got some good photos it appears to be a different Gull to the one reported by Tom Lowe as a Viking Gull last week.

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