Sunday 5 March 2023

Sunday 5th March

All quiet on the bird front today, with only Kathy Evans' sightings of male and female harriers on the Glen Road to report. Kathy also saw the glaucous gull in the usual place. Malcolm took the time to write in to give some context - "In the dim and distant past, actually 1986, a first-winter Glaucous Gull spent the 1986-7 winter sitting on the end of the shingle spit which juts out from the Uiskentuie Strand. It was in the same place for the following three winters, gradually maturing until by 1989-90 its plumage was close to being adult. There are a few summer records of it during that period, but, unlike in winter when it seemed like a permanent fixture on the spit, it clearly went elsewhere for some of each summer, though it isn't known where. Perhaps the present one at Uiskentuie is preparing to follow suit!".

Thanks to Malcolm and Kathy

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