Thursday 11 January 2024

Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th January

Not much coming in on the birding front in the last two days, though the weather has continued pleasantly, dry, sunny and cold.

I wandered out to Lochs Ballygrant and Lossit yesterday morning. The trail around Ballygrant was flooded and impassable and apart from 2 Little Grebes and 6 Tufted Ducks there wasn't a lot happening. At Loch Lossit there was a pair of Goldeneye and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.

The only news today is from Val Peacock who saw 4 Brent Geese down at Port Charlotte.

Further reports came in for a late evening update:

George Jackson was up at Loch Skerrols at lunchtime and saw a probable male Goosander. Visitor Andy Sallabank was at Gruinart enjoying the geese and waders and finding a nice selcteion of raptors - Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Hen Harrier and a White-tailed Eagle harassing the geese. A little later up at Ardnave he found a Golden Eagle and 18 Whooper Swans on the loch.

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