Well, the weather forecast is certainly proving correct, at one point earlier on, the wind speed on Dr Matt Jackson's weather station down at his house aptly called "Horizons" reached a mere 78mph at 9am... Some birds for you to read about, if the power does not go off again!!!
James sent through some birds last night,
Counted the white fronts 510. Also Golden plover 2005 altogether
Bullfinch , Greenshank as well as 3 White tailed eagle Juv. All on reserve at Gruinart
Jesse Wilkinson had spotted a imm Little Gull over the reserve as well
Dan Brown had seen the following birds yesterday
2 Yellow browed warblers, Todd's Canada goose, Gadwall, all seen on the reserve at Gruinart
And 2 Brambling in with the flock of Chaffinches over at Sunderland Farm
Hopefully I have got this image of the Black headed Bunting seen by Dan, be it very briefly on Wednesday morning... oops, no I cannot share it with you... another day possibly then!!!
Mike Bell had been out braving the elements as well yesterday...
Ardnave road: Merlin 1
Traigh Nostaig: good selection of birds including 42 Ringed Plover, 4 Grey Plover, 11 Sanderling, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 14 Turnstone.
Ardnave point: 1 Merlin, 29 Chough scattered and mobile so difficult to assess numbers.
Nave island: 2 ad WTE left SE towards Gruinart.
Loch Gruinart, wetland & fields: 1450 Teal today first thing, 1 imm WTE first thing, 1 Hen Harrier am & pm, 1 ad Peregrine, Ringed Plover 189, Golden Plover 1650, Lapwing 560, Sanderling 215, Dunlin 840, Barwit 238, all good totals.
Craigens road junction: at least 4 Yellowhammer.
Bun an Uillt: 3 Goldeneye
Killinallan: 1 male Hen Harrier.