Friday 24 November 2023

Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th November

Steve Rogers had bird of the day yesterday with a very late Swallow at Laphroaig. Miraculously, despite the weather, there were plenty of other sightings around the island too, Steve Lister, Ken, Robert, and Derek had five Purple Sandpiper on the rocks opposite Bruichladdich Shop and eight Ringed Plovers, two Little Egrets, and about 67 Whoopers at Bridgend. Sam had a male Hen Harrier over Finlaggan in the morning and two Barn Owls in the evening. And finally, Chris Mills had two White-Tailed Eagles over Jura, spotted from the ferry.

Today was beautifully wintry – cold and clear, not a storm-cloud or a bird darkened the sky. Steve Lister was the only person who has spotted any birds of note, with a Cackling Goose just north of the Gaelic Centre and everyone’s favourite Glaucus Gull up at Uiskentuie.

Thanks all of you for your contributions, fingers crossed for more sightings tomorrow! 

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