Sunday, 14 August 2022

Sunday 14th August

A distinct change in the weather today with thunder and heavy rain showers this morning giving way to slightly brighter, conditions with lighter clouds in the afternoon.

Margaret Brooke has been enjoying fly-bys of a female Hen Harrier up at Kilchoman today.

Down at The Oa David Dinsley saw the juv. Little Grebe again on Loch Kinnabus along with a juv. Cormorant, while visitor Andy Harris reports a Peregrine perched up on a telegraph pole near Loch Gorm. I wandered down to the RSPB hides this afternoon and found the first Black-tailed Godwits of the autumn – 4 of them feeding in the damp vegetation from the North Hide. From the overlook at the South Hide there was a group of 6 juvenile Bullfinches perched up on the wires – always a good place to find this species.

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