Sunday, 24 February 2019

Sunday 24th February

On Friday, Peter and the group from Sandwich Bay Bird Obs had seen an adult White tailed Eagle in at Finlaggan with a juv one seen shortly afterwards, down at Port Askaig. A Golden Eagle was also seen when they were in at Finlaggan. Also present were a pair of Buzzards and also a pair of Sparrowhawks, all displaying. 2 Crossbill were there as well. A Grey Wagtail was  seen on the River Sorn down at Bridgend.Up on the flats at Gruinart a flock of over 300 Golden Plover along with many Lapwing were counted. 4 Hen Harriers were seen on the reserve at Gruinart with the Green winged teal and also the Little Egret noted out from the south  hide. Up at Ardnave, in the afternoon, 35 Chough were counted.
Yesterday, they had a pair of Dippers seen on the River Sorn above The Woollen Mill and also the 9 Scaup and the 2 Slavonian Grebe were still present off Bowmore. The leucistic Common Gull was at Machir Bay, a Greenshank seen out from the South Hide at Gruinart and 4 Pale bellied Brent geese were present at Uiskentuie.
Also yesterday, Mandy had heard a Skylark singing above Carnduncan.

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