Saturday, 4 March 2023

Friday 3rd March

Couple of nice images from Billy after a walk around Ballygrant Loch.
It was Kens last day today. On the ferry to back to the mainland he counted 114 great northern divers, 19 red-throated divers, 6 Slavonian grebes and 3 harbour porpoises.  Thanks Ken for all your contributions.

Also returning to reality was Chris, who tells us his birding list was 115 species while on Islay! Thanks Chris. 

Valerie took a turn to Kilchoman and located the 2 jack snipe at the marsh, then round at Saligo 20 twite.
Kathy took the time to report that the glaucous gull is still at Uiskentui. That gull certainly has a favourite spot!  Finally as the evening drew in, Margaret had a count 18 chough above the crag at Kilchoman reserve.

It's been a lovely settled spell of weather this week with a spring like feel in the air,  but it has been steadily getting colder.  Looking ahead next week looks much the same, with cold winds from the north meaning the met office has announced yellow ice and snow warnings for the NW and eastern coast.   Not quite time to pack away to big coat yet!


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