Friday 29 March 2024

Friday 29th March

A big change in the weather, with bright sunny skies but still a cool breeze.

Marc Eden found 3 Wheatears together by Saligo Bay and Mary Redman had another at Claddach (plus a Carrion Crow), but there were no other summer migrants noted.

Bird-feeders were in the news today: Malcolm O. saw a Siskin on his, commenting that he only ever sees them there in late March and early April. Fiona McGillivray reported that John McCallum at Port Askaig has apparently been coaxing an impressive 20-30 Yellowhammers to his feeder recently. I did a walk to the American Monument at the Oa with Roger B., but saw very little other than a good showing of Twite at the Car Park feeders.

At Gruinart, James How comments that there are already a few Lapwings on nests, plus sightings of White Wagtail, 15 Black-tailed Godwits, a pair of Gadwall and a White-tailed Eagle taking a Barnacle Goose.

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