Wednesday 8 February 2023

Wednesday 8th February

A much windier, grey day, but a few keen folks were birding.

David & Janet Franklin were on The Oa in the morning where they found a flock of 200 Twite, a Rock Pipit and a Peregrine. Near to Port Ellen were a couple of Golden Eagles followed by two White-tailed Eagles and a Buzzard as they later passed by Whin Park on Loch Indaal.

Barry & Wautrad Englefield were up at Ardnave where they too found a Golden Eagle along with Choughs. By the hides were a male Hen Harrier and a good selection of the usual waders and geese.

On a more sombre note, we heard today that Nature Scot confirms that a Great Black-backed Gull, Ringed Plover and Whooper Swan all found dead back in December are confirmed as having died from Avian Flu.

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