Sunday 21 January 2024

Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January

 Bulk entry tonight before the power goes out again. I write this as Storm Isha gets underway, going to be a blast by all accounts.

On Friday at RSPB Loch Gruinart a drake green-winged teal was reported, I've shamelessly copied the image from the Twitter....

The same day Dave Wood emailed through the following:  "As part of a BTO winter gull survey we carried out a co-ordinated count of roosting gulls on Loch Indaal and Loch Gruinart yesterday afternoon.


Combined totals were 


Common Gull 1173

Herring Gull 670

GBB Gull 25

B-h Gull 57

Glaucous Gull 1


Also at head of Loch Indaal a WTE and a Barn Owl."

On Saturday Dave had an other scan of Loch Indaal around lunchtime, finding 210 common scoter, 12 long-tailed tuck, 4 great-northern diver, 4 Slavonian grebes, 90 eider, 7 goldeneye and a first winter Glaucous gull.  

Mary-Ann reported a sparrow hawk at Kilnaughton.

At Tormisdale, Roy told me about 'his' barn owl pair in his outbuildings. The female is now so tolerant she sits and watches them coming and going to bring in firewood.

Thanks to all for your contributions.

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