Friday, 27 May 2022

Friday 27th May

The weather continues in much the same vein: breezy from the west with rain showers between some sunshine.

 We seem to be coming to that time of year when the spring migration is all but over and birding news is scant. However, I popped out and checked the hides at Gruinart this afternoon and found 4 Black-tailed Godwits still hanging on with us, as were two pairs of Wigeon. A sub-adult White-tailed Eagle put on a good show, putting all the birds into the air in a panic, making failed attempts to catch a Teal or two and eventually being seen off by irate Black-headed Gulls and Lapwings.

Ed Burrell messaged that the Iceland Gull is still present down at Cornabus – a late date for an Arctic species, but as Ed commented “why go to Greenland when it is this cold here?”

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