Saturday 11 December 2021

Saturday 11th December

No further sightings of the great white egret since it was first seen by Gary on Wednesday.

It was the delayed late November cattle sale at Bridgend market today, so that usually means absolutely freezing or belting down with rain. Sometimes both. It was the turn of the rain today. 

Up at Kilchoman, Margaret had 2 sightings of the legendary pesky sparrowhawk in her garden. Visiting birdwatching duo Stu and Tonguey were out and about, seeing the glaucous gull at ICCI, 4 lesser scaup at Loch Skerrols and 65 pb brents and a WTE between Blackrock and Gruinart. At Loch Gruinart they had ringtail hen harrier, little egret, 5 whoopers and good numbers of pintail, before heading down to The Oa and seeing 2 golden eagles.

No pics submitted today, so here's a spare image from Steve Percival taken from an upcoming blogpost about the barnacle goose ringing schemes here.

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